Odyssey/Americare of Oklahoma v. Worden

948 P.2d 309 (1997)

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Odyssey/Americare of Oklahoma v. Worden

Oklahoma Supreme Court
948 P.2d 309 (1997)

  • Written by Robert Cane, JD

Facts

Cheryl Worden (plaintiff) worked as a field nurse for Odyssey/Americare of Oklahoma (Odyssey) (defendant). Worden worked out of her home and traveled to visit patients, visiting the Odyssey office only about once per week. One day, Worden injured her foot and ankle when she fell because she slipped on wet grass in her yard. She was walking to her car to attend a patient appointment at the time of her injury. Worden brought an action against Odyssey for workers’ compensation. The trial tribunal found that Worden’s injury arose out of her employment, so she was eligible for workers’ compensation. Odyssey appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Hodges, J.)

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