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...

Permanent Total Disability Found "In Accordance With the Fact": Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/5/2012)

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the April 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries . © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. American Safety Insurance Company, insurer for San Benito...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Court Questions Sufficient Nexus Where Injured Worker Hit by Car Returning From Physical Therapy Appointment

Larson's Spotlight on Intervening Cause, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Exclusive Remedy, and Offset. 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...

Missouri: Knee Injury Produces Dire “Natural” Consequences

After claimant returned to work to unrestricted duty following a knee surgery he reported multiple additional accidents from falling and each new claim added different body parts. The employer argued the second injury fund was liable for a PTD claim due to a combination of multiple injuries. The court...

Role of Age Regarding Workers’ Compensation May Be Exaggerated

NCCI Suggests Younger and Older Employees’ Claims Are Comparable By John Stahl, Esq. Recent research by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc., (NCCI) questions the belief that the aging American workforce is at the eye of the perfect storm related to workers’ compensation...

Compensable Knee Injury Upheld for Soccer Playing Applicant: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (12/12/2012)

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the December 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Ecolab, Inc., New Hampshire Insurance Company, administered...

Alabama: Benefits Limited to Scheduled Award Where No Other Body Part Involved

An Alabama appellate court recently reversed a state court’s judgment awarding compensation to an employee based on its determination that his work-related injury affected the employee’s body as a whole, rather than being limited to his knee. Quoting extensively from Larson’s Workers’...