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Workers Compensation-Duty of Employer

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This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Worker’s Compensation-Duty of Employer.  

1988 C & P Tel. v. Dowdy, 235 Va. 55, 365 S.E.2d 751.

There is no duty of reasonable care imposed on employer in supervision of its employees under circumstances of this case.

1958 Lassiter v. Jones, 200 Va. 294, 105 S.E.2d 849.

Master must use ordinary care and diligence to provide reasonably safe place in which his servant can work. That obligation is nonassignable. Jury question was presented, where employer directed plaintiff to build scaffold using designated wood which turned out to be rotten.

1952 Jones v. Lamm, 193 Va. 506, 69 S.E.2d 430.

Plaintiff servant injured when floorboard of master’s wagon broke. Master does not ensure safety of his servant. His duty is to use ordinary care to supply reasonably safe instrumentalities for use of servant.

1944 Bly v. Southern Ry., 183 Va. 162, 31 S.E.2d 564.

FELA case. Employer has unassignable duty to provide safe place to work.

For more information on workers compensation see the pages on Wikipedia.

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