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Person must be true employee to collect workers’ comp.

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Jerald Meyer was helping repair a wall at his wife's restaurant when he fell from a ladder and suffered a serious brain injury. Meyer brought a claim under workers' comp, claiming he was working as his wife's employee when the accident occurred. But the court rejected the claim, saying he was merely performing a casual task for his wife and wasn't an official employee, so he wasn't entitled to workers' comp benefits. (Meyer v. Duluth Bldg. Trades Welfare Fund, No. 01-2819, 8th Cir, 2002)

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