TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-29
Workers' Compensation – General Provisions

SECTION 28-29-3


§ 28-29-3 Defenses abrogated as to injuries in course of employment.

In an action to recover damages for personal injury sustained by an employee arising out of and in the course of his or her employment, connected with and referable to the employment, or for death resulting from personal injury so sustained, it shall not be a defense:

(1) That the employee was negligent;

(2) That the injury was caused by the negligence of a fellow employee;

(3) That the employee has assumed the risk of the injury.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1912, ch. 831, art. 1, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 92, art. 1, § 1; P.L. 1936, ch. 2290, § 1; P.L. 1936, ch. 2358, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 1, § 1; P.L. 1949, ch. 2282, § 1; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-29-3.)