While employed by defendant, plaintiff suffered severe bums and received compensation for a permanent partial disability under the applicable workmen's compensation act. He then brought an action for damages for disfigurement, not compensable under the act, on the theory that acceptance of statutory compensation did not deprive him of his common law remedy for injuries not within the scope of the act. Held, the statutory remedy is exclusive; plaintiff cannot recover for associated injuries outside the act. Morgan v. Ray L. Smith & Son, Inc., (D.C. Kan. 1948) 79 F. Supp. 971.
Colvin A. Peterson, Jr.,
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION ACTS-DENIAL OF COMMON LAW REMEDY FOR ASSOCIATED INJURIES NOT COVERED BY ACT,
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