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Can I get workers’ compensation when a co-worker assaults me?

It depends. Whether you can recover compensation depends on the nature of the assault. If the assault arose out of a personal dispute between you and the co-worker, then you cannot recover compensation. For example, the co-worker may have carried a grudge against you that arose outside of work.

On the other hand, if the assault arose from a dispute related to both of the employees’ work, then you can recover workers’ compensation. For example, you may have engaged in an argument over how your co-worker was performing a job before the assault occurred.

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