Eskelson v. MCMC

scales_of_justiceIn the case of Victoria Eskelson v. Miners’ Colfax Medical Center and New Mexico Risk Management Division, the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled that Ms. Eskelson, a non-participating victim of a horseplay incident was entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Ms. Eskelson was injured when a co-worker picked her up off the ground by her neck. The employer refused to pay for her surgery or time off work, stating that the claim was barred because the injuries resulted from horseplay.