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Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (7/23/2010)

Larson's Spotlight on Filing of Claim, Accidental Injury vs. Normal Work Routine, Mesothelioma Death Claim, Post-Traumatic Stress Claim, and Occupational Disease. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's...

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (3/11/2011)

Larson's Spotlight on MRSA Infection, Exposure to Chemical Cloud, Psychological Injury, Tort Action, and Employment Contract. 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...

Brain Teaser: A New Take on Head Trauma and Related Impairment in Delaware

The summer release of IAB decisions includes two recent rulings that deal with closed head injury and claims for permanent impairment pursuant to 19 Del. Code Section 2326 . Both are claimant-friendly rulings worth sharing. Case #1: Charles Buckman v. Matrix Services , IAB#1342204 (6/13/12). Claimant...

Brain Teaser: A New Take on Head Trauma and Related Impairment in Delaware

The summer release of IAB decisions includes two recent rulings that deal with closed head injury and claims for permanent impairment pursuant to 19 Del. Code Section 2326 . Both are claimant-friendly rulings worth sharing. Case #1: Charles Buckman v. Matrix Services , IAB#1342204 (6/13/12). Claimant...

Ohio: Abandonment of the Workplace, Rather than Psychological Injury, Was Cause of Claimant’s Lack of Earnings

Where a claimant suffered a compensable back injury and medical evidence later indicated she had reached maximum medical improvement and where it also appeared that the claimant had not sought out employment after the MMI designation, it was within the Industrial Commission’s purview to deny claimant’s...

Virginia: UPS Driver Awarded Benefits for PTSD Caused by Encounter With Murdered Customer

A Virginia appellate court affirmed an award of benefits to a UPS driver who claimed he had suffered from work-related PTSD. Acknowledging that in Virginia, a claimant may recover workers' compensation benefits for a purely psychological injury, provided the injury is causally related to a sudden...

Hawaii: Worker’s Depression Caused by “Misperception” of Work Event, Not the Event Itself

Where an employee’s claimed “psychological condition” was the result of his “misperception of various events and communications” and “was not caused or aggravated by work but was entirely imported by [the employee] into the workplace,” the employee did not sustain...