An interesting legal issue: should employees injured during sports events associated with their employer receive workers compensation?
A Delaware paralegal is still fighting his employer in court nearly two years after he ruptured his Achilles tendon while rounding the bases at a game for the law firm's softball team.
A court opinion by Superior Court Judge Ferris W. Wharton last week laid out the legal dilemma over whether the employee should receive workers compensation when the injury occurred during an activity that is only loosely affiliated with work.
Wharton found that the Industrial Accident Board, which considers workers compensation disputes, used the wrong test to determine that the softball game was within the scope of bankruptcy paralegal William Weller's employment at the Wilmington law firm of Morris James LLP.
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