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AL: Accident Report Held Privileged Under “Work Product” Rule
Posted on 4 Oct 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Alabama recently held that a post-accident investigation report, prepared by a safety director and a co-worker and provided to the employer’s corporate health director and also to its in-house counsel was... Read More

Alabama: Employer Need Not Provide Walk-In Bathtub
Posted on 29 Aug 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

An Alabama appellate court held that under the particular facts of the case, a walk-in bathtub was not “other apparatus” reasonably necessary for treating an employee’s injury (see Ala. Code § 25-5-77(a)) in spite of one physician’s... Read More

Pennsylvania: Truck Driver’s State of Residence is Insufficient to Establish Jurisdiction Following Extraterritorial Injury
Posted on 18 Sep 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Pennsylvania appellate court held that a truck driver was not entitled to benefits in Pennsylvania for an extraterritorial injury because his employment was not principally localized in Pennsylvania where the driver and the employer entered into an... Read More

Alabama: Injuries Sustained During Recreational Horseback Ride Were Not Compensable
Posted on 6 Mar 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Injuries sustained by a Girl Scout camp business manager, when she was thrown from a horse during a recreational ride with other camp employees did not arise out of and in the course of the employment, held an Alabama appellate court. Quoting Larson’s... Read More

Alabama: Former Employer’s Contention That It Fired Employee for Wielding a Gun Rather Than for Filing Comp Claim Found Lacking
Posted on 4 Jul 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Alabama recently reversed a decision by the state’s Court of Civil Appeals that had, in turn, reversed a judgment entered on a jury verdict in favor of a former employee who filed a retaliatory discharge action against his former... Read More

Alabama: Aggravation of School Custodian’s Myasthenia Gravis Linked to Chemical Exposure
Posted on 6 Feb 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Alabama, reversing the state’s Court of Appeals, reinstated a trial court’s decision awarding a school custodian PTD benefits stemming from her exposure to chemical fumes during the course of her employment. The employer... Read More

Alabama: Benefits Limited to Scheduled Award Where No Other Body Part Involved
Posted on 23 Aug 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

An Alabama appellate court recently reversed a state court’s judgment awarding compensation to an employee based on its determination that his work-related injury affected the employee’s body as a whole, rather than being limited to his knee... Read More