Martin Klug
Missouri: Salesman Collects Comp for Accident After He Was Fired

A 48-year old car salesman who fell on the employer's lot after he was fired can collect comp benefits in Missouri because his injury occurred within a reasonable time after his termination. The Commission recently awarded nearly $400,000. Hartman...

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Delaware: Affiliation Between Insurance Companies Is Insufficient to Block Insurer’s Right to Join in Third-Party Action

A Delaware court has allowed the employer’s workers’ compensation insurer to intervene in a personal injury action filed by an injured employee against the firm that provided janitorial services to the employer, finding that the insurer has...

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Colorado: Injured Worker’s Unsuccessful Effort to Pierce Corporate Veil Does Not Justify Award of Attorney Fees in Favor of Corporate Officer

A Colorado trial court’s decision to tax an injured worker with attorney fees under Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-17-201 was erroneous, held a state appellate court, where the intent of the injured worker was to recover unpaid workers’ compensation...

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Washington: Reopening of Claim Allowed Since Employee Suffered Aggravation of Old Injury, Not New One

A Washington appellate court affirmed a decision that allowed the reopening of an employee’s workers’ compensation claim for a knee injury he suffered while working for his previous employer. The appellate court held that on the record presented...

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Wisconsin: Trial Court Can Compel Injured Employee to Accept Settlement of Third-Party Civil Action

The Supreme Court of Wisconsin affirmed a decision compelling a plaintiff/injured employee to accept a settlement offered in a third-party civil action he had filed against an alleged tortfeasor. The employee, who worked for the Village of Fontana, had...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team
Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (7/24/2014) – Lesson: Don’t Post Facts On Social Media That Contradict Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – July 24, 2014 Lesson: Don’t Post Facts On Social Media That Contradict Your Workers’ Compensation Claim (OH) – Kayla Fortman has pled guilty to falsification for filing a false workers’...