Odd or questionable gov’t employee workers’ comp claims


The Baltimore Sun reports on some odd workman’s compensation filings by government workers

Here are some of the oddest filings we spotted:
•An Anne Arundel County government worker filed a claim after a “big gust of wind knocked her off her feet and she fell over backwards.”
•A Harford County maintenance worker filed a claim after attempting to get gasoline while on the job: “Reached for fuel cap, turned it, felt pop in left ring finger.”
•A Baltimore city worker filed an overexertion claim, alleging that he was standing “monitoring car wash when he started to have pain in right knee.”
•A Howard County jail employee filed after reporting that he “injured his knee while attempting to run from a raccoon.”

Which one do you think is the oddest claim? Do you think another word besides odd should be used to describe these?

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton is an award-winning blogger who has been aggregating and blogging since 1998. He has worked as a reporter, in government, and as a communications professional in Columbia, SC and Washington, DC.

Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.

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