Indiana Court Clarifies Rights of Volunteer to Bring Claim Outside of Worker’s Compensation & Reach of Equine Activity Statute

Indiana Court Clarifies Rights of Volunteer to Bring Claim Outside of Worker’s Compensation & Reach of Equine Activity Statute

This week we examine the issues of whether a volunteer who accepts medical benefits under a worker's compensation policy is bound to the Indiana Worker's Compensation Act for exclusive recovery. We also examine the Indiana Equine Activity Statute and the ability to bring a negligence claim for injuries caused by a horse. The discussions are conducted through the context of this week's Indiana Court of Appeals decision in Einhorn v. Johnson.

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