Monday, November 07, 2005

The Virginia hockey player workers' compensation case

Here is the AP story about the ruling by the Virginia Court of Appeals that a hockey player injured in a fight on the ice was entitled to workers' compensation. Here is the unpublished opinion by Judge Elder in the case of Norfolk Admirals v. Jones. The opinion notes: "The commission found that fighting is an integral part of the game of hockey and that claimant’s job on employer’s hockey team was to be an 'enforcer.'"

I may have to revise some of my earlier remarks about the "arising out of" requirement.

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