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Top Court Rewrites Workers’ Comp Rule (access required)

In a groundbreaking decision last month, the Court of Appeals abandoned the judicially created requirement that an injury arise out of unusual activity to be compensable under the Workers’ Compensation Act, the Court of Appeals held last month.<br /><br />The so-called ‘slip, twist or fall’ rule, which is found nowhere in the statute, was supported by caselaw dating back 76 years — until the top court decided the case of a cafeteria worker named Vernell Harris.