Employee Who Was Sexually Assaulted at a Correctional Facility for Inmates with Psychiatric Problems Can Only Turn to Workers' Compensation for Recovery

Gilbert v. Commonwealth,  No. 03-199 (Va. Cir. Ct. June 3, 2004)

In general, when employees are injured in the course of work, they must turn to a state-run workers' compensation plan for recovery. These plans are intended to ensure compensation in a quick and reliable manner and do not require employees to show that the employer was at fault in connection with the injury. At the same time, the worker's compensation plan also places limitations on the size of the damages that can be recovered...

Found in DMHL Volume 24 Issue 1