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Utilization Review Addresses Medical Necessity, Not Manner of Payment: Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (8/26/2015)
Posted on 26 Aug 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the September 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Uninsured Employers’ Fund and Insolvency of Employee Leasing Company’s Workers’ Comp Carrier
Posted on 19 Oct 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Uninsured Employers' Fund, Voluntary Withdrawal From Labor Market, Bad Faith, and Going and Coming. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Virginia: Injury That Occurred Two Weeks After Notice of Retirement Qualifies Employee for Temporary Total Disability Benefits
Posted on 6 Nov 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Where a long-time employee notified his employer that he would be retiring in one month and, two weeks prior to retirement, he tripped and fell in a work-related accident, received medical treatment in a worksite clinic and was placed on restricted duty... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Case Roundup (3/31/2016)
Posted on 31 Mar 2016 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 81 No. 3 March 2016 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE... Read More

Ohio: Worker Not Entitled to TTD Compensation Where His Loss of Income Was Due to Voluntary Retirement
Posted on 8 Apr 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Denial of an injured worker’s application for TTD compensation was appropriate where the Commission determined that the worker’s loss of income was due to his voluntary abandonment of his employment in 2012 due to reasons unrelated to a 2009... Read More

Kansas: Comp Benefits Offset By Social Security Benefits in All Cases
Posted on 11 Dec 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Reversing a decision by the state’s Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Kansas held that under the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act, an injured worker’s compensation must be reduced by any social security retirement benefits... Read More

Iowa: Employer’s 401k Contributions Not Included in Average Weekly Wage Computation
Posted on 9 Jun 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

The employer’s matching contributions to an employee’s 401k plan are not weekly earnings for purposes of calculating the employee’s workers’ compensation benefits, held an Iowa appellate court, affirming a decision by a state district... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: No Offset Against Workers’ Comp Benefits Allowed for Unemployment Benefits
Posted on 5 Apr 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Offset, Retirement, Independent Contractor, and Choice of Law/Forum. 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

Larson’s Spotlight: Top 10 Cases for 2011 That You Should Know About
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

It’s time to look back on the past year’s top cases to help us identify possible national trends. While many of these cases are state decisions, there are far reaching implications to be found in each of them. Here’s our selection for... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Worker Awarded Additional Benefits When Retirement Not Voluntary
Posted on 3 Aug 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Retirement, Tort Action Against Carrier, Toxic Tort and Exclusive Remedy, and Snake Bite. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

Senator Collins Shines Light On Federal Workers Comp Waste
Posted on 13 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Senator Collins suspects some recipients gaming the system, seeks reforms to bring overly generous federal system in line with states WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight: Top 10 Cases for 2011 That You Should Know About
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

It’s time to look back on the past year’s top cases to help us identify possible national trends. While many of these cases are state decisions, there are far reaching implications to be found in each of them. Here’s our selection for... Read More

Claims Expert, Eva LaBonte, Identifies Challenges Associated With America's Aging Workforce at National Workers' Comp Conference in Las Vegas
Posted on 3 Dec 2010 by Thomas A. Robinson

On November 11, 2010, Eva LaBonte, Risk and Benefits Analyst for Clean Water Services (Hillsboro, Oregon), presented an informative lecture entitled, "Will You Still Need Me When I'm 64? Workers' Comp for an Aging Workforce," at the... Read More

Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/6/2011)
Posted on 6 Apr 2011 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the April 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. County of Los Angeles, PSI, adjusted by Tristar Irvine, Petitioner... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (5/27/2011)
Posted on 27 May 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Contractor Liability, Removal from Labor Force, Negligent and Reckless Hiring, Average Weekly Wage, and Compensable Claim. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the... Read More