Clodgo v. Industry Rentavision, Inc.
Vermont Supreme Court
701 A.2d 1044 (Vt. 1997)
On July 22, 1995, Clodgo (plaintiff), an employee of Industry Rentavision, Inc. (Industry) (defendant), began firing staples with a staple gun at a coworker. The coworker eventually fired three staples back at Clodgo. One staple hit Clodgo in the eye and caused him injury. Clodgo filed a claim for workers’ compensation. Following a commission hearing in March 1996, the Commissioner awarded Clodgo permanent partial disability and vocational rehabilitation benefits, medical expenses, and attorney’s fees and costs. Industry appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Gibson, J.)
Dissent (Morse, J.)
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