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Alan is the former chairperson of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law. Alan has lectured extensively in Massachusetts...

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Judson Pierce

Judson L. Pierce is a graduate of Vassar College and Suffolk University Law School where he received his Juris...

Episode Notes

In the age-old battle of employee versus vending machine, who wins workers’ comp? In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Judson Pierce talks to Alan Pierce about personal comfort doctrine including what it is, factors that affect the outcome, and what acts are not compensable (like punching vending machines). They also discuss interesting personal comfort doctrine cases and why each case is unique based on the jurisdiction and facts involved.

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Published: August 31, 2017
Podcast: Workers Comp Matters
Category: Workers Compensation
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Workers Comp Matters
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Workers' Comp Matters encompasses all aspects of workers' compensation from cases and benefits to recovery.

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