Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (4/19/2010)

Larson’s Spotlight on Black Lung, Physical Ability Test, Hugging and Deviation From Employment, Credit for Allowance Paid to Furloughed Worker, and Assault Related to Theft of Employee’s Car. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson...

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (5/9/2010)

Larson’s Spotlight on Workplace Assault, Exclusive Remedy, Insurance Policy, Course & Scope, and Fellow-Servant Doctrine. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law ,...

NY: Bus Drivers Who Get Spat On Take Average of Two Months' Leave for Assault

NEW YORK, NY - The New York Daily News reports that city bus drivers who were spat on by riders last year took an average of two months paid time off. Transit workers are entitled to a paid break after an "assault" such as spitting. (Publisher's Note: Click here to read an interesting...

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (12/3/2010)

Larson's Spotlight on Scope of Employment, Dependent Death Benefits, Assault, Exclusivity, Odd-Lot. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list below. ...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (12/2/2011) – Employee Assaulted by Company CFO at Office Party May Not Recover Tort Damages From Employer

Larson's Spotlight on Assault, Franchisor as Contractor, Average Weekly Wage, Death Benefits, and Insurance Coverage. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the...

No Evidence That Applicant’s Skin Cancer Was Insidious Disease Process: Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (6/20/12)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the June 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Stephen J. Seavello , Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Claimant’s Unpaid Work for Wife’s Business Did Not Constitute Fraud

Larson's Spotlight on Fraud, Unfair Settlement Practices, Penalty for Late Payment, and Altercation. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list below. ...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Estate Administrator May Not Sue Employer Over Employment-Related Fatal Shooting

Larson's Spotlight on Exclusive Remedy, Notice of Injury, Claimant's Testimony, and Death Benefits. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list below...

South Dakota: Fatal Shooting in Employer’s Parking Lot Held Not Compensable

The Supreme Court of South Dakota, affirming a decision by the state’s Department of Labor and Regulation, recently denied a death benefits claim filed by the personal representative of a woman shot and killed by her husband as she sat in her car in the employer’s parking lot during a regularly...

Missouri: Commission Re-defines Assault in a Bizarre On-the-Job Scuffle

The Missouri Commission decided a case in which a worker alleges his supervisor body slammed and choked him and the supervisor claims the worker started the whole thing and hit him in the mouth. The Commission found there was no “assault”, and that the ALJ wrongly denied benefits. Reis v...

Pennsylvania: Attendant Care-Providing Mother's Injuries at Hands of Knife-Wielding Son Are Compensable

In a split decision involving bizarre circumstances, a Pennsylvania appellate court recently held that a woman employed under a state-funded program to provide attendant care services at her residence for her adult son, and who was brutally attacked by the knife-wielding son while she slept, may recover...

North Carolina: Inmate-Barber’s Tort Claim Related to Assault by Fellow Prisoner Is Barred by Exclusivity

The Court of Appeals of North Carolina recently held that a state prisoner, who worked in the prison barber shop, may not maintain an action under the state’s Tort Claim Act against the Department of Public Safety for negligently failing to restrain a high-security inmate who punched the plaintiff...

New York: Assistant Manager’s PTSD Claim Tied to Murder-for-Hire Scheme Found Compensable

A New York appellate court, affirming a decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board, has held that the exacerbation of a supermarket assistant manager’s preexisting PTSD arose out of and in the course of his employment when, after he called a coworker at her home to discuss...