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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...

Workers’ Compensation and Home Office Injuries: Dogged Claimant One Step Closer to Victory in Oregon

By Karen Yotis, Esq. Traditional approaches to precepts as basic as ‘course and scope of employment’ and ‘traveling employee’ may be going to the dogs in Oregon because of a claim involving an interior decorator whose Home Sweet Home also functioned as her Home Sweet Office...

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad-- A Little Ditty about Course and Scope in Delaware

Last month must have been course and scope month at the IAB. Three recent releases from the IAB all discuss the issue of course and scope, specifically the "going and coming rule". I myself took a little trip down to Baltimore two nights ago to be part of a Charles Stanley book signing at Barnes...

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...

The Company Outing: Course of Employment Issues

Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes annual company picnics, baseball games, parties and the like. These types of events raise a host of workers’ comp issues for employers. For example, last week my manager took our entire team out to lunch for purposes of team building. Everyone...

"Blunder Down Under" – An Interview With Cassandra Roberts On the Australian Rough Sex In A Hotel Workers’ Compensation Claim

Cassandra Roberts of Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor LLP discusses an Australian workers' comp case involving injury to a government worker attending a conference (referred to the Australian rough sex case), the view of course and scope in Australia and the subsequent blog posts she wrote about...

Has the Going and Coming Rule Become Outdated?

A well-known personal injury attorney once said, “If I have to explain away more than three concerns in my own mind when deciding to take a case, then it is probably not a case I want to take”. Another way of saying this would be, when there are three exceptions to a rule, maybe the reliability...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Slip and Fall During Unpaid Lunch Break

Larson's Spotlight on Unpaid Lunch Break, Exclusive Remedy, Cancer Presumption, and Advance Payment. 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. ...

Physician Self-Referral Statute Doesn’t Apply to Inpatient Surgical Procedures (12/12/2014)

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for December 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, Inc...