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Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (4/29/2011)

Larson's Spotlight on Unexplained Fall, AMA Guides, Self-Insurers, Chiropractic Treatment, and Credit . 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...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (11/25/2011) – Climbing Over Guardrail and Jumping or Falling 60 Feet Was Not Within Course of Employment

Larson's Spotlight on Statute of Limitations, Structured Settlements, Special Errand, Unexplained Fall, and LHWCA Maximum Weekly Rate. 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...

Bad News for Nevada Injured Workers Who Fall at Work?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, about a fifth of all workplace fatalities in Nevada were caused by a worker falling. Almost every serious fall injury I've handled in the Nevada work comp arena in the past fifteen years was caused either by the employer's obvious failure...

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...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Court Bars Medical Expert Testimony on Sick Building Syndrome

Larson's Spotlight on Sick Building Syndrome, Wrongful Death and Exclusive Remedy, Retaliatory Discharge, and Unexplained Fall. 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...

Missouri: No Benefits for Unexplained Fall

An 85-year old employee fell after washing her hands in the employer's bathroom and broke her hip. The Commission denied benefits that claimant established her injury flowed from an identifiable work hazard. Porter v RPCS Inc ., 2012 Mo WCLR Lexis 206 (December 7, 2012). Claimant must establish...

Virginia: Employee Sustaining Unexplained Fall Enjoys No Presumption of Compensability

A Virginia appellate court affirmed a decision by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission that denied benefits to an employee who sustained injuries when he fell from the bed of a pickup truck while delivering airplane parts for his employer. The employee, who apparently landed on his...