Suit against coworker for leg injury barred by exclusive remedy

 Tuesday, June 7, 2011

 Workers Compensation

While walking to refill his water bottle at work, a worker flicked water at a coworker. The coworker approached the worker, grabbed him from behind, and placed him on the ground. As a result, the worker’s leg was injured. The worker filed a claim for benefits. The employer disputed that the injury arose from his employment because it alleged the worker was engaged in horseplay. Ultimately, the worker and employer entered into a compromise agreement, in which the worker agreed to release the employer from liability in exchange for $3,500.
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