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Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (8/18/2011)
Posted on 18 Aug 2011 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the August 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2011 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. City of Santa Clara,... 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

Probation Dept. Counselor Stumbles on Way to Break Up Classroom Fight Between Juvenile Detainees: Cal. Comp. Cases January Advanced Postings (1/26/2012)
Posted on 26 Jan 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the January 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes. County of Kern/Kern County Probation Department, PSI, Petitioner v. Workers'... Read More

Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/1/2011)
Posted on 1 Sep 2011 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here's the first batch of advanced postings for the upcoming September issue of California Compensation Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the "writ denied" cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. Interwoven, Inc., American... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Worker’s Alcohol Consumption and Nap Defeat Claim for Fall Into Elevator Shaft
Posted on 3 Feb 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Course of Employment, Jurisdiction, Heart Attack, and Refusal of Medical Treatment. 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

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (9/30/2011) – Security Guard’s Injuries After He Left Assigned Area Were Not In Course of Employment
Posted on 2 Oct 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Course of Employment, Employer's Parking Lot, Earnings, Retaliatory Discharge, and Untimely Filing of Claim. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Restaurant Waiter’s Choking on Quesadilla Was Not Actual Risk of Employment
Posted on 20 Jul 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Risk of Employment, PTSD claim, Intoxication Presumption and Marijuana, and Tort Action Against Employer. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for... Read More

Have Crockpot, Will Travel: A Delaware Decision on Course & Scope
Posted on 1 May 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

As many of you now know, I had a fall of sorts at work a month ago and a recent MRI now shows fractures of the cuboid and the calcaneous. So no stilettos for me. And I have a work comp prescription card. Vicodin on someone else's dime. Pretty darn... Read More

California: Causation of Injury v. Causation of Disability
Posted on 2 Aug 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases cited below . The issue of causation has been a central theme in many recent cases. However, given that there are two types of legal causation in the world of workers’ compensation, it’s easy... Read More

Taxis and Workers' Compensation
Posted on 17 May 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Sarasota, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - I drove a taxi when I lived in New York City. I thought it was a fast way to make some serious money, and I did. I owned a NYC yellow cab "medallion" back in the mid 80's. It was valued at about $125,000... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (7/8/2011) – Supreme Court Says FELA Does Not Use Common Law Concept of Proximate Cause
Posted on 8 Jul 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on FELA, Malicious Prosecution, Tort Action Against Employer, Jones Act, and Retaliatory Termination. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Missouri: Chasing Bad Guy Arises Out of Employment
Posted on 2 Mar 2012 by Martin Klug

A robber wearing a ski mask and carrying a box cutter demanded claimant turn over his employer's money. When the employer had only $1 on premises, the robber stole claimant's cell phone and fled. The robber dropped the cell phone but when claimant... Read More

MO: Supreme Court to Address "Equal Exposure" Defense
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by Martin Klug

When is an accident not compensable because an injured worker was equally exposed to the hazard or risk outside of and unrelated to the employment? The issue will now go to the Missouri Supreme Court, based on a recent transfer by the Eastern District... Read More