Associated Press – October 10, 2007:

An Indiana appeals court upheld a worker’s compensation award Tuesday for an exotic dancer who was injured while performing on a pole at a strip club.

Hobson claimed she suffered neck pain and numbness after injuring herself while dancing at the Shangri-La West club in Fort Wayne on Dec. 20, 2001. She underwent surgery for a herniated disc in her cervical spine, according to court records.

In 2006, the compensation board awarded her temporary total disability benefits and other compensation totaling more than $10,000 and found that Shangri-La did not have a worker’s compensation policy and was not approved as a self-insurer.

Shangri-La appealed, arguing that the board erred when it found Hobson more credible than its witnesses. But the court declined to reweigh the evidence and upheld the original award, adding a 5 percent increase due to the passage of time.



  1. hhopper says:

    It’s a legitimate job. She got injured on the job. She should be able to collect workman’s comp. Many strippers are also moms.

    No comments about MILFs OFTLO or Fusion!

  2. mark says:

    I have a friend who almost lost an eye to a stripper rounding a pole too fast. All he got was a free drink, and an apology.

  3. Improbus says:

    Man, I haven’t been in a strip club for years. Maybe I should have my doctor check my testosterone levels.

  4. OhForTheLoveOf says:

    #1 – No comments about MILFs OFTLO or Fusion!

    Then why did you post such a sexy picture for the article?

  5. Angel H. Wong says:

    #4

    Uh.. Actually it was SN (that horny bastard) who posted that picture.

  6. Mr. Fusion says:

    Hell with the article, I’m here for the picture.

  7. Angel H. Wong says:

    Strippers are like state troopers, every night they have to deal with a lot of half drunken a-holes.

  8. prophet says:

    Sweet, merciful Jeebus! Those are so SEXY Pennsylvanians. Thats right, Rebecca…dance around that pole. Oh Abagail, you are a naughty, naughty ribbon holder…look at that grip! Don’t even get me started on Ester’s cheeky socks.

    Amish porn rocks!

  9. bobbo says:

    Gee, here in Californication, all strippers/dancers are “independent contractors.” Nice to know the industry can still exist when they admit they are employers?

    Certainly an unsafe workplace condition to go upside down on the pole, no matter how much the tips go up?

  10. Sea Lawyer says:

    #9, If the girls are working for tips and paying the club owner for use of the venue, how exactly is the club the employer?

  11. Mr. Fusion says:

    #10, SL,

    When the Club calls all the shots then they are indeed the employer. There was nothing in the article to suggest they only worked for tips or that the club denied being the employer.

  12. Law iz Law says:

    yep i agree she should get workers comp for sure

  13. Paddy-O says:

    #9 “Gee, here in Californication, all strippers/dancers are “independent contractors.””

    Not true. I did an investigation at a “club” years ago and all were employees.

  14. bobbo says:

    #13–Paddy==reliving the good old days?

    Were the strippers employees in fact by your estimation or employees as designated formally by the club?

    What was the name of this fine establishment in either case?

  15. Paddy-O says:

    #14 “Were the strippers employees in fact by your estimation or employees as designated formally by the club?”

    By their pers files they were employees. Sorry, those types of investigations are confidential.

  16. bobbo says:

    #15–Paddy==Were the strippers employees in fact by your estimation or employees as designated formally by the club?

    Know of any good strip clubs in California?

  17. Paddy-O says:

    #16 “Know of any good strip clubs in California?”

    No, the last time I was in a strip club it was in D.C. with some pols. Haven’t been to one in CA since the investigation I mentioned…


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