Work-Related Injuries at School
By Edwin C. Darden
Workers’ compensation is one of the oldest types of insurance in the United States, and one of the most frequently misunderstood.
While school districts are not typically categorized as hazardous environments (when compared to construction sites, for example), accidents do happen and employees with legitimate work-related injuries deserve to be compensated.
A major point of legal contention, however, is how “work-related” is defined and which accidents qualify for coverage. Two court decisions outlined below, both coincidentally from Ohio, demonstrate the maze that school districts must maneuver and reveal how gut-wrenching business decisions can leave everyone feeling hurt.
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