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Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (7/21/2011) – Lake Erie Jolly Roger Restaurant Company Owner Lets Workers’ Compensation Coverage Lapse

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (9/23/2011) – Robberies Were Normal Condition of Work, So Mental Injury Claim Not Allowed

Larson's Spotlight on Mental Injury, Jurisdiction, Disqualification for Benefits, Evidence of Disability, and Pain Impairment. 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...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (9/23/2011) – Robberies Were Normal Condition of Work, So Mental Injury Claim Not Allowed

Larson's Spotlight on Mental Injury, Jurisdiction, Disqualification for Benefits, Evidence of Disability, and Pain Impairment. 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...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/2/2012) – Fake Bullet Holes Lead To Arrest Of Bus Driver For Fraud and Making False Robbery Report

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Missouri: Chasing Bad Guy Arises Out of Employment

A robber wearing a ski mask and carrying a box cutter demanded claimant turn over his employer's money. When the employer had only $1 on premises, the robber stole claimant's cell phone and fled. The robber dropped the cell phone but when claimant tried to pick it up he slipped and fell and hurt...

Missouri: Hair Dresser Killed at Salon Receives No Benefits

Claimant worked at a Kansas City, Missouri hair salon and cut hair. He was at home with his two small children in April 2009 when another hair dresser asked him to cover his appointments. When he arrived at the salon, an unknown robber shot him in the upper abdomen and the claimant died later the same...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (5/17/2012) – Laundry Owners Unable To Hide Dirty Dealings With Employees Behind Soap Suds

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Prior Relationship Common Factor in Workplace Homicides: Study Offers Guidance

By John Stahl, Esq. The December 2012 incident at the Sandy Hook Elementary School is a recent example of a mass shooting affecting a person in a workplace (e.g., school principal) with whom the shooter has a prior relationship. A concurrent article in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental...

Prior Relationship Common Factor in Workplace Homicides: Study Offers Guidance

By John Stahl, Esq. The December 2012 incident at the Sandy Hook Elementary School is a recent example of a mass shooting affecting a person in a workplace (e.g., school principal) with whom the shooter has a prior relationship. A concurrent article in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental...

OK: Moonlighting Sheriff’s Office Major Was Employee of Restaurant When He Was Shot and Robbed

Finding that the “plain, clear, unmistakable, unambiguous, mandatory, and unequivocal language” of 85 O.S. 2011 § 313(G) mandated that private employers, hiring off-duty municipal employees, should alone be responsible for the payment of workers’ compensation benefits arising from...

Nebraska: Recreational Drug User Entitled to Inpatient Care to Treat Worsening Drug Problem Following Robbery and Work-Related Shooting

A retail employee, who was shot multiple times by assailants who had returned to the store in apparent retaliation for the employee’s reporting of an earlier robbery to police, and who developed PTSD as a result of the incident, was appropriately awarded medical and disability benefits for his...

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...

The Top 10 Bizarre Workers’ Compensation Cases for 2014

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers’ compensation. For the past five or six years, I’ve shared with readers my annual list of bizarre workers’...

The Path of Non-resistance in Workplace Robberies: Reducing the Risk of Customer Injury

Robbery—the crime involving sticky fingers that can get your entire hand amputated as a penalty in some cultures—is the leading cause of occupational homicide in the workplace and a known risk factor for employee injury. Some of the highest robbery-related homicide rates come out of the retail...

Risky Business for Small Retailers: The Hard Sell for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs

How can public health departments and occupational safety organizations engage small retailers to participate in a workplace violence prevention program (WVPP)? Using a formal business networking organization might seem like an obvious first choice, but to reach the smallest of the small, you might have...