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15/7/2015 10:42 am

Registered sex offender attacked at work not eligible for comp

"A registered sex offender who sustained injuries when he was assaulted by his co-worker on the job isn't entitled to workers compensation benefits, the Nebraska Court of Appeals has ruled.

P McD was working for Denver-based Western Sugar Cooperative monitoring machinery and ensuring work areas were clean in February 2013 when a co-worker, Jason Bates, assaulted him with a brass hammer, according to court records.

Mr. Bates called Mr. McD a “chimo", which is short for child molester, according to court documents, after seeing on the Internet that Mr. McD is a registered sex offender. Mr. Bates' employment was terminated immediately.

Having sustained injuries to his nose, clavicle and left shoulder, Mr. McD filed a petition for workers comp benefits, according to records.

Determining that Mr. McD was assaulted for reasons personal to Mr. Bates, the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court found that he was not entitled to workers comp benefits, records show."