The International Scene: Sacked Through Facebook, Death by iPad, Facial Injuries, ER Violence

Here's a round up of interesting workplace news from around the world... - In what is believed to be the first termination notice through Facebook, a 16-year-old worker was informed by her boss at the cafe where she worked that she was being let go for losing a 10 pound note. See report in the...

CA: Worker's Suicide Resulted From Chronic Pain After Industrial Injury

Bajro Sisic (Dec), Ramiza Sisic (Wid) v. Vasona Management, Inc. Injury AOE/COE--Suicide--Irresistible Impulse--WCAB, affirming WCJ's finding, held that decedent/general maintenance worker who suffered an admitted industrial injury to his back/hernia on 7/21/2003, died as a result of an irresistible...

Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/22/2010)

Here's the fourth batch of advanced postings for the September 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases below read the full headnotes and summaries. Bank of America, ACE Insurance Company, administered by Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., Petitioners v. Workers'...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (7/22/2011) – Blacksmith Fails to Establish Chronic Paranoid Schizophrenia Mental-Mental Claim

Larson's Spottlight on Mental-Mental Claim, Suicide, Third Party Settlement, Disfigurement, and Undocumented Worker. 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...

The Defense of Intentional Self-Injury: Russian Roulette, Workplace Frustration, Accidental Drug Overdose, and More

Rashness Versus Intention in Self-Injury Cases In a few cases, attempts have been made to invoke the intentional self-injury defense when, although the workers obviously did not really intend to harm themselves, their conduct was so rash that the defendants attempted to argue that it was the equivalent...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Claimant’s Right to Record Independent Medical Examination

Larson's Spotlight on Independent Medical Examination, Intoxication, Intentional Tort, and Defense Base Act. 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...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Going and Coming Rule as Tool, Not a Substantive Doctrine

Larson's Spotlight on Going and Coming, Suicide, Causation, and Disqualification for Benefits. 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. ...

The Top 10 Bizarre Workers' Comp Cases for 2013

© Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. For reprint permission, contact Robin.E.Kobayashi@lexisnexis.com . During the past several Januarys, I’ve shared with readers my annual list of bizarre workers’ compensation cases for the prior year. In doing so, I reenact, in part...

Mississippi: Evidence That Worker Was Subject of Murder Investigation Insufficient to Establish His Injuries Were Self-Inflicted

Evidence that an electrical line worker was under investigation for murder, that law enforcement officials had obtained a DNA sample from him a few days earlier, that he was not “acting as jovial as usual on the day of the accident,” that several witnesses heard an electrical “pop”...

Pennsylvania: Court Agrees That Worker’s Death Was Suicide, Not Unexplained Accident

In an unpublished opinion, a Pennsylvania appellate court has affirmed a finding by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board that found a worker’s death did not arise out of and in the course of the employment where shortly before decedent’s body was found in a water tank...