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Lets say that Bob has a job, the duties of which include interacting with the general public. One day, a random customer, suffering from acute episode of mental illness, stabs Bob repeatedly. Would the injuries Bob sustained in this attack qualify him for workers comp?

What if it was a co-worker that stabbed Bob, on the job?
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[User Picture]From: e_y_d
2012-11-30 03:16 am (UTC)

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I do not know the answer but I would expect so.
[User Picture]From: thirdsouza
2012-11-30 03:19 am (UTC)

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I'm not sure, but I think yes and yes
[User Picture]From: sarahonlife
2012-11-30 03:21 am (UTC)

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Yes and yes. The company could probably try to fight it, but it'll just get them slapped with a lawsuit for failure to protect their employees.
[User Picture]From: spiffle
2012-11-30 03:25 am (UTC)

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The injuries were sustained whist working on the job, so yes.
[User Picture]From: orionrogue
2012-11-30 03:34 am (UTC)

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Yes and yes.
[User Picture]From: mzkitteh
2012-11-30 03:39 am (UTC)

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Yes to both. He was injured on the job. (I worked for a Workmans comp. insurance company....)

I hope you're not Bob and you're not planning this so you get paid.... (Yep saw that happen too)
[User Picture]From: bad_lcuk
2012-11-30 03:41 am (UTC)

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I would imagine since its a injury sustained while on the job while he was following protocol that yes, it would be covered (general, sweeping statement for Canada/US).
Same as the above.
[User Picture]From: verygwen
2012-11-30 03:50 am (UTC)

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Yes x2. This is why companies have insurance.
[User Picture]From: xopiateslavex
2012-11-30 04:21 am (UTC)

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Yes and yes. Poor worker. Poor Bob, lashing out at random workers.
[User Picture]From: wristtattoos
2012-11-30 04:59 am (UTC)

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If he is working, then YES he should be.
[User Picture]From: marievignette
2012-11-30 05:08 am (UTC)

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any time he's clocked in and working, he should be able to claim worker's comp for any injury he incurs, unless he did something improperly... in that case, it is debatable.
[User Picture]From: socraticomatic
2012-11-30 12:01 pm (UTC)

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Yes.

Still yes.
From: twelvehandshigh
2012-11-30 01:24 pm (UTC)

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yes and yes but the company will fight bob's coworker if they have any kind of personal relationship/it was related to anything outside of work. I just read a thing about a company that won their fight against an employee claiming workers comp after he was stabbed by a co-worker's ex. It turns out he helped her move/moved in with her briefly and therefore, it wasn't job related I guess.
[User Picture]From: hajiomatic
2012-11-30 04:07 pm (UTC)

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yes to both