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Louisiana: Worker’s Tort Suit Related to Pre-Work Elevator Incident Barred by Exclusivity
Posted on 20 Nov 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Louisiana appellate court affirmed a trial court’s decision granting summary judgment to an employer in a civil action filed by a worker who sustained injuries in an elevator incident on the employer’s premises approximately one-half hour... Read More

Utah: Worker Awarded Benefits for Unexplained Fall in Parking Lot
Posted on 27 Sep 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Quoting Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , both on the general issue of causation (§ 46.03) and also regarding the doctrine of unexplained falls (§ 7.04), the Supreme Court of Utah affirmed an award of benefits to a worker who sustained... Read More

Texas: Worker’s Tort Action for Fall in Parking Lot Not Barred by Exclusive Remedy Defense
Posted on 16 Jun 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Under the Texas “access doctrine”—an exception to the going and coming rule—where the employer has evidenced an intention that the employee utilize a particular access route or area in going to and from work, and where that access... Read More

South Carolina: Under “Divided Premises” Rule, Injuries Sustained on Public Street Are Compensable
Posted on 18 Nov 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

The South Carolina Supreme Court has held that a state university professor, who sustained injuries when she was struck by a car as she crossed a public road that separated the university’s library, where she had been working, and a university parking... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Extended Premises Doctrine Applied to Slip and Fall Case
Posted on 9 May 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Premises Doctrine, Intentional Tort, Occupational Disease, and Covered Situs. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation... Read More

Utah: IRS Employee May Not Sue Co-Employee for Parking Lot Injuries
Posted on 24 Feb 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

An IRS employee, who sustained injuries in an auto-pedestrian accident that occurred in an employee-designated parking lot, may not maintain another IRS employee; workers’ compensation was her exclusive remedy, held a Utah appellate court. Quoting... Read More

Virginia: Employee’s Injury Crossing Street from Parking Lot Not Compensable
Posted on 27 Oct 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a claimant’s injury occurred on a public street as she crossed from one of several parking lots provided by the employer to her workplace, her injuries did not arise out of and in the course of her employment, held a state appellate court... Read More