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Workers' Comp or Not?

Workers' Comp or Not?

Workers' compensation can come from a variety of different sources. Certainly there are normal situations such as slipping and falling on a wet bathroom floor in the office, or back pain from vigorous lifting. Then there are bizarre circumstances. Imagine getting compensated for an injury while playing an outdoor sport. If that sounds too strange to be true, then turn away now.

Workers' Comp Awarded for Kickball Injury

On Wednesday, the South Carolina Supreme Court made a ruling that is rarely seen. Stephen Whigham, who works for Jackson Dawson Communications, a public relations firm, got injured while playing in a company kickball game. The court ruled in favor of Whigham and said he is entitled to workers' compensation benefits. The reason for this ruling is because the kickball game was a company mandate and Stephen was required to be there. His injury resulted in two broken bones in his leg and after two surgeries; doctors told him he will need a knee replacement. A future hearing will determine how much Whigham will ultimately receive for his injuries.

Although bizarre, circumstances like this are not always preventable and are often just "freak" accidents. Regardless of the situation, workers' compensation is critical to continue providing for your family while work is missed. It is necessary to speak to attorney who can help you understand your rights as an injured worker.

** If you, a family member or friend has been injured while on the job, BJM Law can help. Attorney Mongelluzzo is one of a select few who is a board certified workers' compensation specialist. Please contact one of our knowledgeable Connecticut workers' compensation attorneys at (203) 663-3695

**The information on website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.**


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