Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (9/24/2010)

Larson's Spotlight on Exclusive Remedy, Privileged Communication, Mileage Costs, Fraud, Hernia as Consequential Injury. 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...

Rebuttal of AMA Guides - Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (10/21/2011)

Featured Case of the Week: Rebuttal of AMA Guides Riverfront Apartments, Illinois Midwest Insurance Agency, on behalf of Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Company, Petitioners v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Jose Oliveira , Respondents , 2011 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 153...

Rebuttal of AMA Guides - Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (10/21/2011)

Featured Case of the Week: Rebuttal of AMA Guides Riverfront Apartments, Illinois Midwest Insurance Agency, on behalf of Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Company, Petitioners v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Jose Oliveira , Respondents , 2011 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 153...

The Pulled Groin Extrapolation

This post is a nod to Chris Logullo and “The Big Bang Theory.” This is a successive carrier case that Chris wanted to share. Background: Injury #1 occurs on 7/27/12 with carrier #1. Injury #1 was a right inguinal hernia which ruptured claimant’s abdominal wall (now there’s...

Arizona: Liberal Construction of Comp Statutes Allows Court to Ignore Pain Requirement in Hernia Case

An Arizona appellate court affirmed a decision of the state’s Industrial Commission awarding benefits for a hernia that was unaccompanied by pain in spite of a clear statutory requirement that the immediate cause of the hernia must be a severe strain or blow “accompanied by severe pain”...