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Worker's Widow Benefits from Presumption that Death Arose from Employment

Friday, December 1, 2023 | 0

The Idaho Supreme Court upheld an award of benefits to a Walmart employee’s widow based on the statutory presumption that the employee's death arose in the course of his employment. Jeffrey Jordan worked for Walmart, in the tire department. On Oct. 31, 2018, he collapsed at work and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Jordan died of a stroke two days later. Jordan’s widow filed a workers’ compensation claim asserting Jordan’s death was caused by work-related stress. Walmart and its insurance carrier filed an answer, then submitted discovery requests and in...

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