Workers' Compensation

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The Top 10 Bizarre Workers’ Compensation Cases for 2015
Posted on 3 Jan 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

Last November, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 24th Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference in Las Vegas. My session was a spin-off of what has become one of my most popular annual blog offerings—a presentation... Read More

Nebraska: Internet Search for Registered Sex Offenders Leads to Workplace Assault
Posted on 17 Jul 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Nebraska appellate court affirmed the denial of workers’ compensation benefits for an employee who sustained injuries to his nose, clavicle and shoulder when he was assaulted on the employer’s premises by a co-worker wielding a brass hammer... Read More

Has the Going and Coming Rule Become Outdated?
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

A well-known personal injury attorney once said, “If I have to explain away more than three concerns in my own mind when deciding to take a case, then it is probably not a case I want to take”. Another way of saying this would be, when there... Read More

MO: Dealing With the Difficult Pro Se Claimant
Posted on 1 Jul 2011 by Martin Klug

The difficult pro se claimant presents unique challenges to resolve Missouri worker's compensation claims. What are the common problems faced by employers dealing with the difficult unrepresented claimant? It's not about the money. Sometimes... Read More

Sex, Lies and Videotape: Injured worker's pornographic videos posted on the Internet show violation of his medical restrictions
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by Robin E. Kobayashi

Note: This is the first in a series on the use of the Internet and social media as evidence in workers’ compensation cases. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has said “You have one identity. The days of you having a different image for... Read More

Has the Going and Coming Rule Become Outdated?
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

A well-known personal injury attorney once said, “If I have to explain away more than three concerns in my own mind when deciding to take a case, then it is probably not a case I want to take”. Another way of saying this would be, when there... Read More