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Worker's Fall at Home Constituted Accident in Course of Employment

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 498 | 0 | 60 min read

The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a worker who fell while working from home suffered an injury in the course of her employment, but a triable question remains as to the cause of the accident. Case: Bluegrass.org v. Higgins, No. 2018-CA-001262-WC, 06/07/2019, unpublished. Facts: Lisa Higgins worked for Bluegrass.org. as a case manager and sometimes did her job from home or in the field. While speaking to a client by phone, Higgins fell and was injured. Procedural History: Higgins filed a workers’ compensation claim. An administrative law judge denied it, finding Higgins did not ...

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