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Employment & Labor Law for Public Safety Agencies
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properly awarded $12.75 million in damages for injuries he suffered upon
falling 15 feet through a station's pole hole. He claimed that the city
had been negligent in failing to block the hole and that he had fallen
through it when he woke up and sought to use the restroom. While the trial
court erroneously barred the testimony of late-disclosed witnesses, the
error was harmless. Jones v. City of Seattle, #87343-7, 2013 Wash. Lexis
Detective's loss of fingers merits $521,000 award, less 25 percent reduction for contributory negligence. Young v. Consolidated Railroad Corp., #22456/81, N.Y. Co. Sup. Ct. (1986).
Police officer placed on "injured on duty" status for back injuries performs construction work" court upholds denial of disability benefits. Coffelt v. City of Omaha, 223 Neb. 108, 388 N.W.2d 467 (1986).
See also: Disability Rights & Benefits; Workmens" Compensation.
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