Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Horseplay Litigation

A construction worker who suffered injuries as a result of a "horseplay" incident at his workplace is limited to workers' compensation recovery and is precluded from bringing third-party actions for his injuries, according to a decision of the Delaware Supreme Court. The employee worked as a welder and pipefitter. He was called into the bathroom by fellow employees and wrapped in duct tape from head to foot, causing traumatic injuries that led to a $300,000 award. There had been a prior duct tape incident along with other workplace horseplay that included setting a napping employee's pants on fire. (Mike Frisch)

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