One of the “hot topics” in today’s society is the use of cell phones while driving. While there is a push to make the use of cell phone’s illegal while driving, it is not illegal at this time. The link below is an article addressing the use of a cell phone when injured as a bar or a defense to a workers’ compensation claim. Should an employer be able to raise as a defense the injured worker’s use of his/her cell phone at the time of the industrial incident? Does this not open an entire set of questions and issues? What if someone is on a work related call at the time of the industrial injury? Does this put an undue burden on the injured worker to prove that he/she was not on a cell phone call at the time of the industrial injury or was on a work related call? Should the use of one’s cell phone be an issue in determining an injured worker’s entitlement to workers’ compensation coverage?