Lexis Nexis Workers Comp Law Center reports on the new South Carolina “bunkhouse” rule case.
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Here’s What Happened
The hearing commissioner determined the worker had not sustained a compensable injury because he was not injured during the course and scope of his employment.
Whether a worker was contractually required to live on the employer’s premises was not necessarily as important as whether the practical circumstances required that he or she live there.
Tom Robinson, J.D. is the primary upkeep writer for Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis) and Larson’s Workers’ Compensation, Desk Edition (LexisNexis). He is a contributing writer for California Compensation Cases (LexisNexis) and Benefits Review Board – Longshore Reporter(LexisNexis), and is a contributing author to New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook(LexisNexis). Robinson is an authority in the area of workers’ compensation and we are happy to have him as a Guest Contributor to Workers’ Comp Kit Blog. Tom can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org. http://law.lexisnexis.com/practiceareas/Workers-Compensation
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