Personal Risks Concurring With Employment

by Kara Dolan-West | Jan 05, 2015 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Injuries arising out of risks personal to the claimant generally do not arise out of the employment. The injury may arise out of employment, however, if the employment increases the risk or aggravates the injury. For example, an injury sustained in a fall attributable to a personal risk is compensable if the employment placed the employee in a position that increased the danger of such a fall, such as atop a tall structure, near machinery or sharp corners, or in a moving vehicle.

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