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Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Unexplained Death Presumption Relates to Precipitating Cause of Death
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Unexplained Death, Borrowed Employee, Personal Mission, and Unscheduled Benefits. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

Missouri: Crack In Pavement Found To Be a Work Hazard
Posted on 8 Feb 2014 by Martin Klug

Everyone knows stepping on a crack can break your mother’s back. Can a step on a crack get you comp benefits in Missouri? The Court of Appeals affirmed a commission award for benefits in Dorris v Stoddard County , SD 32830 (Jan. 31, 2014), 2014... Read More

Missouri: Supreme Court Reverses Comp Benefits From Making Coffee
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Martin Klug

Claimant was injured in an office kitchen after making coffee and fell when she turned to put coffee grounds into the trash eventually resulting in surgery to her hip and pelvis. The Supreme Court in Johme v St. John's Mercy Healthcare, No. SC 92113... Read More

Wisconsin: Maintenance Worker’s Slip and Fall on Driveway Ice Held Compensable
Posted on 2 Aug 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

A Wisconsin appellate court recently affirmed a Commission decision to grant workers’ compensation coverage for injuries a worked sustained when he slipped on ice in his driveway. Quoting Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law and agreeing... Read More

Kentucky: Fall on Snow-covered Sidewalk Outside Employer’s Premises Found Compensable
Posted on 6 Sep 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Kentucky, citing one of its earlier decisions that extensively quoted Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law regarding the going and coming rule, recently affirmed a decision by an ALJ, the Board, and the state’s Court... Read More

Pennsylvania: “Premises” Cannot Be Extended to Cover Slip & Fall on College Campus Walkway
Posted on 2 Aug 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

A Pennsylvania appellate court recently held that the state’s Appeal Board erred when it awarded workers’ compensation benefits to a painter injured in a fall as he walked toward a train station at the end of his workday. A painting contractor... Read More

Bad News for Nevada Injured Workers Who Fall at Work?
Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by Virginia Hunt

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... Read More