MO: Supervisor’s Step Off Sidewalk Did Not Step Her Outside Comp Statute

The State of Missouri refused to provide benefits to a supervisor of a state- run home for abused children, claiming her shoulder injury from a fall on an uneven surface was not a compensable accident when she was walking at work and she did not stay on the pathway but stepped on the grass instead and...

Missouri: Arthritic Findings Defeat Causation on Shoulder Case

A claimant must demonstrate not only that he had an "accident" but also an "injury." An injury is not compensable unless the accident was the prevailing factor in both the medical condition and disability. Claimant had an "accident" at work in 2010 when his right shoulder...

CWCI Scorecard Examines California Workers’ Comp Sprain Injury Claims

A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) “Injury Scorecard” offers detailed data on work injury claims involving shoulder, arm, knee, and lower leg sprains. The Institute compiled data for the Score Card from 236,567 open and closed California workers’ compensation...

Nebraska: Shoulder Injury Claim Fails Where Claimant’s Condition was the Natural Progression of Preexisting Torn Rotator Cuff

As is the case in a number of states, in Nebraska, if a workers' compensation case involves a preexisting condition, the claimant must prove that the claimed injury or disability was caused by the claimant's employment and that it was not merely the natural progression of a condition present...