In a recent case, a court ruled that a liquor store employee was entitled to workers compensation benefits after the store was robbed at gun point while the employee was on duty. On the night of the robbery, an armed masked man entered the store, put a gun to the employee’s head and forced him to hand over money from the store safe. The man threatened the employee with the gun, tied him to a chair with duct tape, and stole cash from the store safe.
The liquor store, which had been in business for 30 years, had never been robbed before. The employee claimed he was so traumatized by the robbery that he suffered from mental anguish and was unable to return to work. He alleged that the robbery had deprived him of his peace of mind as he thought about the robbery incessantly, had difficult sleeping, and remained in fear for his life. After filing a workers compensation claim, a state workers compensation judge approved the employee’s request for benefits. Since the man had experienced a work-related injury in the form of mental anguish and emotional distress, the court concluded that the man was entitled to workers compensation benefits.
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