New Workers Comp Appellate Opinion

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals decided a worker’s compensation case today involving former Redskins punter Tom Tupa. The case addresses the issue of where a comp claim arises for a player who played in Maryland at FedEx field but practiced in Virginia. Plaintiff was injured practicing before a game in Maryland, but his contract had a forum selection clause that required all comp claims to be brought in Virginia.

The court found that parties cannot contract to avoid the application of Maryland’s workers’ compensation law. It is hard to argue with this logic.

You can read the opinion here.