Workmen's Compensation - Employee Rescue of a Stranger - Ostensibly Different Standards of Recovery Create Unnecessary Uncertainty of Compensation - Reilly v. Weber Engineering Co., 107 N.J. Super. 254, 258 A.2d 36 (Essex County Ct. 1969) and Lennon Co. v. Ridge, 219 Tenn. 623, 412 S.W.2d 638 (1967)
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Howard, Michael D.
FIRST PARAGRAPH(S)|When the employee is indisputably engaged in "work connected" activity, workmen's compensation acts have, generally, fulfilled their promise of "providing, in the most efficient, most dignified, and most certain form, financial and medical benefits for the victims of work-connected injuries .... However, as the employee's activities become more remotely connected with his work, perplexing problems of the extent of coverage arise. Particularly puzzling among the periphery of compensable work connected claims are those arising from injuries suffered by the employee when coming to the rescue of someone who is a stranger both to himself and his employer...
3 Creighton L. Rev. 341 (1969-1970)
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