Schober v. Mountain Bell Telephone

A court ruled that an employee who was allergic to cigarette smoke was able to make a claim under the state worker’s compensation law. The court found that constant exposure to cigarette smoke triggered the employee’s allergies, which caused him to eventually collapse. Therefore, the employee’s collapse could be considered an “accidental injury” under worker’s compensation law.


Schober v. Mountain Bell Telephone, 600 P.2d 283 (N.M. Apps. 1978).

  • United States
  • Oct 31, 1978
  • Court of Appeals of New Mexico


Plaintiff Herbert A. Schober

Defendant Mountain Bell Telephone

Legislation Cited

New Mexico Workmen's Compensation Act

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