Judge Orders Injured Worker to Allow Insurance Company to Examine His Computer

Last July, I wrote a post on this blog about how your Facebook profile could be used against you in your case. The Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation will allow defense counsel to introduce status updates and pictures to challenge your assertions that you are injured and cannot work. This...

Pros and Cons of Workers' Comp Surveillance Discussed in New Podcast

Attorney Alan S. Pierce, host of Workers' Comp Matters , discusses the pros and cons of workers' compensation surveillance with Jodi Harris from Blue Eagle Investigations. Access the podcast Source: LegalTalkNetowrk

CO: Industry Group Seeks to Kill Workers' Comp Bills

DENVER, CO - The Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry has written state legislators to kill several bills, including two workers' compensation bills, that it believes would be harmful to the state's economy: Senate Bill 12 (increases penalties for violating workers' comp laws...

CO: Senate Committee Rejects Bill to Restrict Video Surveillance

DENVER, CO - The Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee last night voted down HB 1012, which would have limited the use of surveillance of employees who have filed a workers' compensation claim. Source: Insurance Journal

NIOSH Awards 23 Cooperative Agreements To States For Work Injury Surveillance

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced funding for cooperative agreements with 23 states for occupational injury and illness surveillance. The awards include renewals for 14 previously funded state programs, and new awards to nine...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (8/11/2011) – Police Officer Made a Mint Running His Memorabilia Business While On Disability

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...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: July to September 2011

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Rowell v. Northeast Kingdom Community Action , Opinion No. 17-11WC (July 8, 2011). Claimant is not entitled to PTD for his February 2007 back injury under the "odd lot" doctrine. Claimant's medical experts testified that his work injury aggravated...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: July to September 2011

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Rowell v. Northeast Kingdom Community Action , Opinion No. 17-11WC (July 8, 2011). Claimant is not entitled to PTD for his February 2007 back injury under the "odd lot" doctrine. Claimant's medical experts testified that his work injury aggravated a preexisting...

The Case of the Purple Robe…..and a Little “Motion Day Magic” in Delaware

It is good to be back from Alabama. Did I mention that Sweet Caroline is now into sorority recruitment? I didn't do the Greek thing in college.....so this truly is all Greek to me. There is a handbook of rules for Rush Week. Hair must be freshly cut and highlighted. Sorority representatives must...

The Case of the Purple Robe…..and a Little “Motion Day Magic” in Delaware

It is good to be back from Alabama. Did I mention that Sweet Caroline is now into sorority recruitment? I didn't do the Greek thing in college.....so this truly is all Greek to me. There is a handbook of rules for Rush Week. Hair must be freshly cut and highlighted. Sorority representatives must...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Truck Driver Deviated From Employment by Leaving Vehicle to Obtain Object for Purposes of Assaulting Driving Partner

Larson's Spotlight on Deviation From Employment, Unexplained Fall, Physician's Opinion and Videotape Evidence, and Sanctions for Costs. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation...

Aggressive Surveillance of Injured Worker’s Family: Federal Court Says Spouse’s Tort Action Not Barred by Exclusive Remedy Rule

In a diversity action filed by the spouse of an injured worker against the third-party firm administering her husband's workers' compensation claim, a federal district court recently refused to grant the defendant's summary judgment motion, finding the tort action was not barred by the exclusive...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Surveillance Video Rejected When Not Disclosed to Claimant Prior to Testimony

Larson's Spotlight on Surveillance, Workers' Comp Insurance, Retaliatory Discharge, and Reduction of 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...

An Ominous Portent for Maryland’s Business Community: Workers’ Compensation Commission Revises Procedural Regulations

By Lance Montour, Esq. It has been some time since the entirety of the regulations governing workers' compensation were reviewed and revised. For a number of years, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission has addressed concerns on an as needed basis. To review all of the presently...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: October to December 2013

This list of recent noteworthy cases was compiled by Keith J. Kasper of McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC. VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Nguyen v. Best Foods Baking Co. , Opinion No. 22-13WC (October 2, 2013) Claimant’s ongoing Oxycontin medication regimen...

Customer, Not Applicant, Deemed Initial Physical Aggressor Despite Lack of Physical Contact: Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/11/2014)

Here are the second and third batches of advanced postings for September 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Hanover Insurance Group/Hanover...