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High Court Clarifies Requirements for Corrections Officers to Receive Additional Compensation

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 684 | 0 | 0 min read

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled that a corrections officer did not suffer a bodily injury as a result of inmate violence, since he did not suffer any physical harm. Case: Modica v. Sheriff of Suffolk County, No. S JC-12201, 05/15/2017, published.   Facts: George Modica worked as a corrections officer for the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department. He began to experience an accelerated heart rate after breaking up a fight between inmates in the spring of 2010. Modica later filed a comp claim and went to see two independent medical examiners. Both doctors opined t...

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