Workers' Compensation

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Kentucky: Amended Statute Terminating Benefits at Age 70 Passes Constitutional Muster
Posted on 3 Oct 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

A 2018 amendment to Kentucky’s Workers’ Compensation Act that terminates an injured worker’s right to indemnity compensation when the worker reaches the age of 70, or four years from the date of injury or last injurious exposure, whichever... Read More

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome as a Central Nervous System Disorder
Posted on 28 Nov 2014 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

A case study from California A case handled by this author involved the diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) from a lower extremity industrial injury. The WCAB upheld a trial judge’s decision that a WPI rating can exceed the maximum... Read More

Ohio: PTD Benefits Not Available to 90-Year-Old Since He Could Return to Work
Posted on 22 Apr 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

In making its determination that a 90-year-old claimant was not permanently and totally disabled, the Industrial Commission was free to reject a report from claimant’s vocational consultant in favor of its own analysis of relevant vocational factors... Read More

Age and Length of Disability for Eight Chronic Conditions
Posted on 27 Apr 2016 by Roger Rabb

Does an aging American workforce mean more time lost due to chronic conditions such as arthritis, cancer, chronic pulmonary disease, coronary artery disease, diabetes, depression, hypertension, and low back pain? It is no secret that the American population... Read More