Gray v. Maine Regional School Unit 38
Maine School Management Association
January 29, 2014
Compensability Legal Causation §201 Pre-Existing Condition Bryant v. Masters Knee
Summary from the Troubh Heisler Attorneys
Appellate Division upholds ALJ granting of petitions for award and payment of medical services for a right knee injury where Gray stopped abruptly at the bottom of a ramp before turning into her office. Because Gray had a pre-existing knee condition the ALJ applied Bryant v. Masters Machine. RSU 38 argued that walking down a ramp did not create an employment related enhanced risk not encountered in everyday life. The Panel held that an ALJ is entitled to great deference in determining whether an injury arose out of and in the course of employment and there was competent evidence to sustain the decision.