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Louisiana: Casino Employee’s Parking Lot Injuries Found Compensable

A Louisiana court affirmed an award of workers’ compensation benefits to a casino employee who sustained neck injuries when, as she searched for a parking space in one of the casino’s parking lots where casino employees and employees of casino...

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Pennsylvania: Stressed-Out Teacher Forfeited Right to Additional Disability Benefits When She Turned Down Job at Stress-Free School

Section 306(b)(3) of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act generally requires an employer to provide a specific written notice to a claimant if it seeks to modify existing workers’ compensation benefits based, inter alia, on medical evidence...

California Compensation Cases Staff
Injured Worker Deported From U.S. Could Testify Via Skype: Cal. Comp. Cases May/June Advanced Postings (5/27/2015)

Here are the fifth batch of advanced postings for the May 2015 issue and the first batch of advanced postings for the June 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (5/26/2015)

NCCI Symposium Reports First Responder Bills Top List of 2015 Legislation . NCCI Symposium: Dr. Victor Shares Insights on Physician Dispensing . NCCI Symposium: CWCI Shares Insights on Calif. Medical Dispute Resolution . NCCI Symposium: Moody’s...

Martin Klug
Missouri: Sleepy Worker Collects Disability for Breaking Her Ankle

The Commission in a 2-1 opinion affirmed an award of disability of more than $82,000 for a worker who fell because of a sleep disorder caused by working long shifts. Riggins v My Camp , 2015 MO WCLR Lexis 47 (May 14, 2015) An injured worker must show...

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Maine: “Injured” Worker’s Clandestine Business Operation Results in “Theft by Deception” Conviction

The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine affirmed the conviction entered in the trial court on a jury verdict finding a person receiving workers’ compensation disability benefits guilty of theft by deception. The defendant received more than $50,000...