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High Court Hears Case on Compensability of Work-Trip Accidents

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 593 | 0 | 110 min read

The Kansas Supreme Court will decide whether a man who was hit by a drunk driver while walking back from a bar on a work trip is entitled to workers' compensation benefits, the Hays Daily News reports. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Jesse Atkins on Monday.  Atkins was hit by a drunk driver in Enid, Oklahoma, while walking back to his hotel on a trip he had taken to perform commercial roofing work for Webcon Inc. He lost a leg, finger and toe as a result, and he lost the use of an arm and eye.  Webcon's attorney has said Atkins was "not ...

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