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Former Redskin Tom Tupa wins workers' compensation case
Former Redskin Tom Tupa wins workers' compensation case

Former Washington Redskins punter Tom Tupa is entitled to workers' compensation benefits in Maryland for a 2005 injury suffered during pregame warm-ups that ended his career, Maryland's highest court ruled Wednesday. In its unanimous ruling for Tupa, the Court of Appeals set aside contentions by the attorneys for the team and its insurer. The court ruled that Tupa's fall at FedEx Field in Landover is the kind of injury that merits workers' compensation. It also said that Tupa cannot be limited to seeking benefits only in Virginia, where the team is based, because Maryland law doesn't allow that. "For Tupa, it means lifetime medical care. It means surgery if...

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