Worker fails to connect injuries to coworker altercation

 Friday, November 18, 2011

 Risk and Insurance

A worker for a logging company claimed that he was injured in a fight with coworkers. He said a coworker attacked him and to escape he had to jump out a window that was 14 feet off the ground. He said he was limping visibly after the fight and that he reported the injury to supervisors. One year after the fight, the worker submitted a report of injury form. The worker sought temporary total disability benefits, medical costs, and transportation costs. The Alaska Supreme Court held that he was not entitled to compensation for his injuries.
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