Kelly v. Blue Ribbon Linen Supply, Inc.Annotate this Case
Claimant Barbara Kelly was an employee of Blue Ribbon Linen Supply, Inc. when a cart rolled over her left foot. She filed for workers’ compensation benefits. Kelly sustained additional injuries in an automobile accident when returning home from an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) scheduled by the Idaho State Insurance Fund (Surety) in connection with the cart incident. The Industrial Commission concluded that Kelly’s injuries from the automobile accident were not compensable because they did not arise out of and in the course of her employment with Blue Ribbon. The Supreme Court concluded after review that the causal connection between Kelly’s employment and the injuries she sustained as a result of the accident was sufficiently compelling that it held that the injuries arose out of and in the course of her employment. Accordingly, the Court reversed the Commission’s decision and remanded for further proceedings.