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Split Court Says Worker's Trip and Fall at Work was Compensable

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Friday, September 6, 2013 | 0

A divided South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a social services worker who was injured when she tripped while walking down a carpeted hallway at her office did not suffer a compensable injury.While Carolyn Nicholson was clearly in the course of her employment at the time she fell, a majority of the court concluded that her injuries did not arise from her employment. The majority said the carpet which had allegedly snagged Nicholson's foot was "not a hazard, a special condition, or peculiar to her employment," and the only connection between her work and her injury was the fact that ...

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