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In its decision, the court explained that an accidental injury or death “arises out of” employment if work performed in the course and scope of employment was “the major contributing cause” of the injury or death. (Photo: danielfela/Shutterstock) In its decision, the court explained that an accidental injury or death “arises out of” employment if work performed in the course and scope of employment was “the major contributing cause” of the injury or death. (Photo: danielfela/Shutterstock)

A Florida court has ruled that an employee working from home who tripped over her dog while reaching for a coffee cup in her kitchen and was injured was not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits because her injury did not “arise” out of her employment.

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