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Nurse’s Handbag Not Job Risk (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses an award of workers’ comp benefits to a nurse who injured her hand reaching inside her handbag for a favorite pen; as a matter of law, the nurse’s handbag is not a risk peculiar to the job under Virginia’s “actual risk” test. In 2009 nurse injured her hand reaching inside her ...