Viney v. Casualty Reciprocal Exchange, 1416.

Decision Date29 March 1935
Docket NumberNo. 1416.,1416.
Citation82 S.W.2d 1088
CourtTexas Court of Appeals

Appeal from District Court, Haskell County; Clyde Grissom, Judge.

Suit by W. N. Viney, employee, against the Casualty Reciprocal Exchange, insurer to set aside a decision of the Industrial Accident Board denying employee's claim for compensation. Judgment for defendant, and plaintiff appeals.


Smith & Smith, of Anson, for appellant.

E. C. Gaines, of Austin, for appellee.

HICKMAN, Chief Justice.

This case arose under the Workmen's Compensation Law (Vernon's Ann. Civ. St. art. 8306 et seq.). In a nonjury trial recovery was denied the claimant. The trial judge made the following findings of fact: "The court finds that the plaintiff, W. N. Viney, sustained an accidental injury on the 28th day of November, 1932, in the following manner: that the plaintiff lived about 4 miles from the town of Haskell and was engaged during the day working for the Duncan Gin Company and that he had been so engaged since the 20th day of August, 1932, up to the 28th day of November, 1932; that his hour to begin at the gin was 6 o'clock a. m. each morning, that he would leave his home each morning between 5 and 5:30 o'clock on horse back and ride to the Duncan Gin Company; that he left his horse tied at one place, to-wit, at the end of the seed house. On the morning of the 28th day of November, 1932, plaintiff left his home about the usual time on the same horse that he had been accustomed to riding to the gin and traveled the same route from his home to the gin, and traveled through his neighbors' pasture. It was still dark and his horse, while being ridden, ran into the wire fence, fell over the fence, threw the plaintiff off and fell on the plaintiff's left leg, after which plaintiff and the horse got up, plaintiff got back on the horse in the usual manner and continued to ride in a gallop until he reached the end of the seed house at the Duncan Gin in the town of Haskell where he got off his horse just before 6 o'clock a. m. and stooped to pick up the halter to tie his horse and plaintiff's left leg gave way and he fell on his left hip. That plaintiff sustained a fracture to the bone of his left hip joint either when his horse fell over the fence or when his leg gave way at the gin and he fell upon his left hip, but his injury was received before he entered upon the duties of his day's work at the Duncan Gin. There was a public road, leading from plaintiff's house...

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