Nebraska Supreme Court reverses workers’ comp ruling

A co-op employee who was injured while moving a grill for a company party might not be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits under a Nebraska Supreme Court ruling, reported .

The Nebraska Supreme Court’s reversal of the workers’ compensation court’s ruling hinged on the lower court’s omission of one word — “direct,” according to the report. The high court asked the workers’ compensation court to address whether the company received a “substantial direct benefit” from the man’s attendance at the event as is required to determine eligibility for workers’ comp, not just a “substantial benefit.”

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