Workers' Compensation

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Mississippi: Switching to Jeep From Motorcycle Due to Potential Bad Weather Was Deviation From Employment
Posted on 28 Jul 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

The state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission did not err in reversing the administrative judge’s determination that a worker was acting in the scope of his employment when, in anticipation of bad weather, he rode toward his house after... Read More

North Carolina: No In-State Contract of Employment Where Driver Required to Undergo Three Days of Orientation and Tests in Mississippi Prior to Final Hire
Posted on 15 May 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A truck driver’s contract of employment was not made in North Carolina where he was required to complete a three-day orientation, a road test, a drug test, and a physical exam in Mississippi—a hiring procedure that extended well beyond mostly... Read More

Federal: Valley Fever Sufferer Is Unsuccessful in Establishing Comp Carrier’s Extreme or Outrageous Conduct
Posted on 29 Jan 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A federal district court in Mississippi dismissed a civil action filed by a Mississippi resident who contracted “Valley Fever” at a job site in California and who claimed that one of the team leaders of his employer’s workers’... Read More

Injured Workers Beware: Hidden Danger in Concurrent Employment in States That Refuse to Combine Concurrent Wages in Computing Average Weekly Wage
Posted on 19 Aug 2011 by Thomas A. Robinson

A close friend of our youngest child (age-25) recently repeated a quip that I first heard years ago, during the “stagflation” of the late 1970s. Our son’s friend, who holds a degree from a respected North Carolina university, but who... Read More