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
On the job injury?
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
Why do think he is an a-hole?
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.
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.
Taking a poll on Usenet isn't likely to provide a meaningful (legal)
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).
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,
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