Elements of a Workers’ Compensation Claim: Part 2- Module 2 of 6

Question 1

What are the two prongs of causation in a workers’ compensation case?

Question 2

Which “arising out of” test is followed by the majority of jurisdictions?

Question 3

To prove that he is entitled to compensation, what must an employee prove in an aggravation claim?

Question 4

What rationale does not apply to injuries resulting from an act of God or nature?

Question 5

What is the presumption related to unexplainable injuries or deaths?

Question 6

Which rule applies to determine the compensability of injuries that occur when the worker is traveling to and home from work?

Question 7

Which rule applies when an employee uses the restroom on the employer’s premises during the workday?

Question 8

Under the Dual-Purpose Doctrine, if an employee is running errands for her employer and the route for these errands goes past her home, so she checks her mailbox and is bitten by a black widow spider while doing so, is her injury compensable and why?

Question 9

If a bagger at a grocery store sees a thief snatch an elderly shopper’s purse, and the bagger is injured while chasing after the thief to reclaim it, are the bagger’s injuries compensable and why?

Question 10

What circumstances would make it most likely that an employee could obtain compensation for injuries that resulted from workplace horseplay?