The Ft Lauderdale workers’ compensation case of Hugo Castano v. Nobel Learning Communities (The Sagemont School) investigated the accidental discharge of a firearm in the course and scope of the claimant’s workplace.
The claimant was having a discussion with a member of their employer’s hired security service. The claimant was injured in the parking lot, and the employer denied compensability since the accident did not occur while the employee was performing their job. Though the accident occurred in the course and scope of their workplace, the claimant was denied compensation since it did not arise from the act of employment itself.
Claim for compensation DENIED