Workers' Compensation

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Nebraska: Bartender’s Fall After Consuming Multiple Shots Dooms Comp Claim
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A Nebraska appellate court recently affirmed the dismissal of an employee’s claim for benefits based on a finding that the employee was intoxicated at the time of his accident and that his intoxication was a proximate cause of the accident and resulting... Read More

Nebraska: Wheelchair Accessible Van Is “Appliance” Under Medical Care Provisions of State’s Comp Act
Posted on 11 Jul 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Noting that it was a case of first impression with the state, a Nebraska appellate court has found that a wheelchair accessible van is an “appliance” under the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act. Noting that the courts of most other... Read More

Nebraska: Wyoming Coroner’s Report Not Entitled to Full Faith and Credit
Posted on 13 Feb 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Wyoming county coroner’s report that listed the cause of death as an accidental overdose of medications an injured worker was taking to relieve pain following a compensable injury is evidence to be considered, but it is not entitled to full faith... Read More

Nebraska: High Court Holds Incarceration Does Not Disqualify Injured Worker From Disability Benefits
Posted on 12 Dec 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

In a case of first impression, the Supreme Court of Nebraska held that absent a specific statute requiring a contrary ruling, where a workers’ compensation claimant has proved a loss of earning capacity, his or her incarceration after sustaining... Read More

Nebraska: Nurse Awarded PTSD Benefits After Series of Assaults by Patients
Posted on 11 Sep 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A nurse, who suffered a series of assaults by patients at her employer’s hospital may recover for her mental disability—major depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder—in spite of Nebraska’s general rule that requires... Read More