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MO: Personal Comfort Doctrine Allows Benefits For Making Coffee At Work

Missouri reform narrowed the definition of accident and left unresolved whether accidents arising out of activities that were not part of an employee’s direct job duties were still compensable. A hazard of employment may still arise under employment under the personal comfort doctrine, even if...

MO: Supreme Court to Address "Equal Exposure" Defense

When is an accident not compensable because an injured worker was equally exposed to the hazard or risk outside of and unrelated to the employment? The issue will now go to the Missouri Supreme Court, based on a recent transfer by the Eastern District in Sandy Johme v St. John's Mercy Healthcare...

MO: Supreme Court to Address "Equal Exposure" Defense

When is an accident not compensable because an injured worker was equally exposed to the hazard or risk outside of and unrelated to the employment? The issue will now go to the Missouri Supreme Court, based on a recent transfer by the Eastern District in Sandy Johme v St. John's Mercy Healthcare...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (10/29/2011) – No Benefits for Worker When Her Foot Slipped Off Sandal

Larson's Spotlight on Intentional Tort, Out-of-State Worker, Slip and Fall, Court-Appointed Counsel, and Workers’ Comp Fraud . 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,...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (10/29/2011) – No Benefits for Worker When Her Foot Slipped Off Sandal

Larson's Spotlight on Intentional Tort, Out-of-State Worker, Slip and Fall, Court-Appointed Counsel, and Workers’ Comp Fraud . 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,...

Missouri: Supreme Court Reverses Comp Benefits From Making Coffee

Claimant was injured in an office kitchen after making coffee and fell when she turned to put coffee grounds into the trash eventually resulting in surgery to her hip and pelvis. The Supreme Court in Johme v St. John's Mercy Healthcare, No. SC 92113 (May 29, 2012), 2012 Mo Lexis 101 reversed an award...