OT On the job injury

I just found out that my sister has injured her arm at work. I asked her if she got hurt on the job. She said, yes and no.
Yesterday at work, she was handing some keys (I think they may have been her car keys) to a co-worker and pulled her shoulder. She says it is painful the next day.
This seems like a gray area on the job injury. She works for Taco Bell.
On the job injury?
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hell no

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Big Bob wrote:

I'd say no too, but, who knows. Family member who is an insurance company lawyer tells me that workman's comp. is today's welfare.
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That's because your family member is an asshole.
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I guess I missed the part where the Frank said the family member was happy about the fact that "workman's comp. is today's welfare".
Perhaps he was simply stating that many people take advantage of the workman's comp system, just like many people take advantage of the welfare system.
Why do think he is an a-hole?
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AZ Nomad wrote:

Why would that be? Its just merely a comment that reflects reality. Lots of folks take advantage (often to excess) of "free" (welfare, workman's comp, etc) stuff.
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On Tue 30 Jun 2009 04:23:54p, Metspitzer told us...

You've got to be kidding. Either that or your sister is hungry for some workman's comp, which undoubtedly she will not get.
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Metspitzer wrote:

Probably not, unless the vehicle was being used for work and the transaction had something to do with the work. I did Worker's Comp case management for a long time. Some states cover, or used to, travel to and from work. If this was just a personal arrangement of the co-worker using your sister's car, then very surely it would not be w.c.
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not work-related.
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I agree that it would not be work-related. Even if the keys were for the store, I think it still would be a hard sell for OJI, but something to ponder on the internet.
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Metspitzer wrote:

If she's the least inclined, I'd say go for it. She may get a couple of doctor's visits and maybe $1,000 in cash.
'Course she'll never get another job from anybody with sense enough to check. This will keep her from abusing or even endangering anyone else.
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Was her injury due to Taco Bell's negligence, unsafe conditions, machines in disrepair? If so, get a lawyer or pour some hot coffee in your lap.
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on 6/30/2009 7:23 PM (ET) Metspitzer wrote the following:

Geez, how many keys were on the ring? It's probably bursitis, tell her to go to the Dr and get a cortisone shot.
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Taking a poll on Usenet isn't likely to provide a meaningful (legal) opinion. Then again, a lot of lawyers wouldn't either. So, since my opinion is as meaningless as a lawyer's...
Unless she was giving the keys to the co-worker on the direction of their supervisor, and the car was to be used in connection with job- related duties, no, it's not workmens comp territory.
There are more appropriate newsgroups for this question, and posting OT won't improve the quality of the answers here (including mine).
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I have a friend that lives in a house that backs up to the fence around the company he works for. He (jokingly?) keeps reminding his wife and kids that if he dies at home they should throw him over the fence before they call 911.
His company-based life-insurance policy pays double if he dies - from any cause - while on company property.
"Tell them I was working overtime, came over to the fence to say hi, and died."
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It's more accurately stated as while on company business. On property or not doesn't matter.
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I guess that would depend on what his actual plan says, now wouldn't it?
He claims it says "while on company property".
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True.
If it did, heck, someone would have to be assigned the job of policing the grounds for a body count at the beginning of each day. Overnight open the door and roll out the stiff ya know.
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