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Employee exposed to heightened assault risk entitled to benefits for injury (access required)

An employee who was blinded in an assault by a former coworker while working the overnight shift at a rest area was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, even though the assailant’s motivation for the attack was unknown, because the employee’s job heightened his risk of attack. Background George King began working the evening shift at a rest ...