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Is Workplace Violence Covered Under Workers Compensation?

Case Study

Jamal is seated at his cubicle, with his back to the open workspace. He is focused on completing a detailed financial report for his supervisor. Suddenly, Roy sneaks up behind Jamal and then forcefully slaps him on the back of the neck proclaiming "Hey buddy, how ya doin'?"

Jamal is thrust forward by the blow. Jamal's forehead strikes the portion of his cubicle just above his computer. He falls out of his chair, strikes his head on an open desk drawer, and hits the ground.

Jamal is out cold. A small crowd starts to gather around him.

As the paramedics remove Ja