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Penn. Court: Caregiver Mother Stabbed by Son Deserves Workers’ Comp

 Monday, January 13, 2014

 Insurance Journal

A state appeals court ruled on Jan. 8 that a western Pennsylvania woman who was paid to help care for her disabled adult son in her home deserves workers’ compensation after he tried to kill her by slashing her throat while she slept.
Commonwealth Court overturned a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board and said the business relationship between Laura O’Rourke and her son Joshua Gartland met standards for benefits.
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