Injured Redskins Kicker Wins Workers Comp Case

Tupa just over a year’s worth of disability benefits. The disabled kicker originally filed a claim with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission in 2007 requesting benefits, the documents state. The Redskins were ordered by the commission to pay partial disability as well as medical expenses.

When the team appealed the decision, court documents show that the NFL team argued that Maryland didn’t have the jurisdiction to award Tupa workers’ compensation because he was hired to play in Virginia, where the team’s headquarters and practice field are located. But the Maryland appeals court was not swayed, pointing out that game days are in Maryland: “It is clear that the purpose of Tupa’s employment was to play in games, not to practice.”

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