Hand Me Another Big Mac: Heart Attack During PT Compensable in DE for Jenny Craig Poster Boy

Props to Vince Hedrick and John Gilbert for battling it out in another one of those IAB causation cases involving a heart attack. These don't really crop up all that often and this one has a little twist on its facts--claimant did not succumb on the job, he collapsed during a program of work conditioning...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (6/10/2011) – Worker's Injuries Walking to Smoking Area Not Compensable

Larson's Spotlight on Knee Injury During Smoking Break, Homebased Worker Slip and Fall, Death Benefits for Fatal Heart Attack, Loss of Use of Foot, and Domestic Employee. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's...

MO: Employer Owes for Heart Attack After Work-Related Arm Surgery

An employer owes for a heart attack after a work-related arm surgery, according to a recent Commission decision which modified a denial of benefits. The administrative law judge found the claimant failed to show work was the prevailing factor in light of claimant's severe cardiovascular disease that...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (8/5/2011) – Business Owner Saves Comp Premiums and Successfully Limits Injured Worker's AWW Computation By Dividing Business into Two Parts

Larson's Spotlight on Average Weekly Wage, Attorney’s Fee, Co-Worker Violence, Retaliation, and Heart Attack. 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...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Worker’s Alcohol Consumption and Nap Defeat Claim for Fall Into Elevator Shaft

Larson's Spotlight on Course of Employment, Jurisdiction, Heart Attack, and Refusal of Medical Treatment. 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...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (4/26/2012) – Letter Carrier Collected Workers’ Compensation Benefits While in Jail

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Injured Worker Rebuts Intoxication Presumption

Larson's Spotlight on Intoxication Presumption, Heart Attack, Arising Out of Employment, 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...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Illegal Immigration Status Doesn’t Bar Benefits

Larson's Spotlight on Illegal Aliens, Rehabilitation Services, Lump Sum, and Heart Attack. 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: Illegal Immigration Status Doesn’t Bar Benefits

Larson's Spotlight on Illegal Aliens, Rehabilitation Services, Lump Sum, and Heart Attack. 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. KS:...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Idiopathic Fall From Bridge Arose From Employment

Larson's Spotlight on Idiopathic Fall, Hepatitis, Slip and Fall, and Heart Attack. 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. LexisNexis...

Texas: Compensable Heart Attack Need Not Occur During Work Hours

A Texas appellate court, construing Tex. Lab. Code Ann. § 408.008(1), that generally requires that in order for a heart attack to be compensable, it must be identified as having occurred at “a definite time and place” and must have been caused by “a specific event occurring in...

North Carolina: Undocumented Worker’s Fatal Heart Attack While Fleeing Immigration Service Raid on Employer Was Not Compensable

The death of a lumber mill employee, who came to the United States from Mexico, who had used falsified documentation to obtain employment, and who suffered a fatal heart attack as he and other undocumented workers ran from the employer’s premises in an effort to avoid what they thought was an imminent...