You're on vacation, out running and you fall and break your ankle. You're out of work as a consequence of the injury.
Would you think of applying for Worker's Compensation Benefits? David Tomlin did, and won. Let me explain.
The short version is Beverly Hills, California SWAT Officer Tomlin is required as a condition of his employment to take a physical every year. Since he was training for work, he's entitled to Workman's Comp, despite of the fact he was in Wyoming on vacation when he broke his ankle. Are we to assume that all training accidents in Chicago will be covered as IOD's once J-Fed gets his physical fitness standards passed?
It opens up a can of worms that Daley will not want to deal with - and can't afford to deal with.
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