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Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Workers' Tort Claims Against Co-Employees

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 279 | 0 | 4 min read

The Missouri Supreme Court this week upheld the dismissal of four tort claims by four workers who had accused their colleagues of negligence resulting in personal injury to each of them. All four workers had been injured in during the seven-year window during which Missouri’s comp law didn't extend an employer's immunity to co-employees, allowing them to seek tort remedy from their colleagues. However, the Supreme Court said the colleagues could not be civilly liable unless they breached a duty that was separate and distinct from the employer's nondelegable duty to provide ...

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