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Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to Worker Rendered Quadriplegic in Construction Accident

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 257 | 0 | 0 min read

The Virginia Court of Appeals upheld the denial of benefits to a worker who was rendered quadriplegic while working to restore a historical building on private property. Case: Jeffreys v. Uninsured Employer’s Fund, Nos. 0660-17-3 and 0693-17-3, 10/03/2017, unpublished. Facts: The Harvey School is a one-room schoolhouse in Pittsylvania County where African-American students were educated from 1880 until 1964.  In 2003, members of the community located near the school formed the Harvey School Historical Society with the goal of restoring the school to its original condition and reg...

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Marko Vucurevic Oct 5, 2017 10:04 AM

Am I missing something here? 1) a society was formed to say that it would be a good idea to restore the building. 2) an individual purchased the building and gave it to his spouse as a birthday gift. 3) the recipient of the house had it moved to her property. Why is there an issue over the society and the church? Was the house ever donated, bequeathed, or transferred in any manner to the society? Did the accident occur prior to the society becoming part of the church? She hired them in 2012 and apparently became an auxiliary of the church October 2013?

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