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AR: Co-Workers' Hug Was Not Deviation From Employment

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Court of Appeals overturned the decision of the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission denying benefits to a fast food worker who, having finished her shift, encounted a co-worker on her way to the exit door, which she was required to use when leaving work, gave...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Injured Worker May Not Pursue Double Recovery Against Uninsured Employer

Larson's Spotlight on Election of Remedy, Exclusive Remedy, Withdrawal From Workforce, and Deviation From Employment. 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: Truck Driver Deviated From Employment by Leaving Vehicle to Obtain Object for Purposes of Assaulting Driving Partner

Larson's Spotlight on Deviation From Employment, Unexplained Fall, Physician's Opinion and Videotape Evidence, and Sanctions for Costs. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: North Dakota Refuses to Adopt Positional Risk Doctrine

Larson's Spotlight on Positional Risk Doctrine, Medical Evidence, Total Permanent Disability, and Deviation From Employment. 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...

Pennsylvania: Gun-Wielding Store Manager’s Death While Attempting to Stop Robber Found Compensable

A Pennsylvania appellate court, reversing a decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, has determined that a convenience store manager did not abandon his employment and was furthering the business affairs of his employer when he was severely injured—the injuries eventually...

Ohio: MapQuest Data Helps Prove Extent of Worker’s Deviation From Employment

A jury’s consideration of MapQuest data that showed that a pharmacy and a restaurant were more than eight miles apart was not error in spite of the fact that the data was not fully authenticated, held an Ohio appellate court. The jury’s determination that the trip to the restaurant was a...

Pennsylvania: Part-Time Cook Awarded Benefits After Co-Worker’s Dog Bit Him in the Face

A part-time line cook who, while he was taking a smoke break with several co-workers, sustained facial lacerations and permanent scarring when he was bitten in the face by a co-worker’s dog, is due workers’ compensation benefits since the injuries occurred in the course and scope of the employment...