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No Benefits for Caseworker's Alleged Injuries From Fall While Working at Home

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 569 | 0 | 37 min read

The Court of Appeals for the 4th District of Texas on Wednesday ruled that a state employee was not entitled to benefits for her injuries from a fall she suffered while working at home. Edna Martinez had worked for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services as a caseworker. She spent part of her day on a Saturday in June 2001 preparing for court hearings scheduled for the coming Monday. She was seated at her kitchen table when she decided to retrieve a different pen from the other side of the room. As she walked across the kitchen, she slipped and fell, breaking her shoulder and ...

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