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North Carolina: Auto Parts Employee Awarded Extensive TTD Benefits for PTSD Following Robbery
Posted on 12 Feb 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A North Carolina appellate court affirmed an award of continuing TTD benefits to a salesperson and driver for an auto parts store who complained of chest pains and a throbbing headache following an armed robbery at the employer’s store, but was... Read More

Up in Smoke: How Employers Are Using Disclosures in Medical Marijuana Cards to Defeat Claims for Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by Robin E. Kobayashi

Employers are scoring victories by using injured workers’ disclosures in their medical marijuana cards to help defeat claims for workers’ compensation benefits. Note: Trial level decisions, while not binding authority, often deal with cutting... Read More

The One-Two Punch of Benzodiazepines and Opioids on Workers’ Compensation Claim Costs
Posted on 7 Aug 2014 by Thomas A. Robinson

New study finds combined use of these drugs significantly increases workers’ comp costs Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert... Read More

Texas Appeals Panel Decision No. 100146 – Extent of Injury
Posted on 13 Sep 2010 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford In Appeals Panel Decision 100146, t he issue reported out of the Benefit Review Conference is whether or not the compensable injury extended to and included “depressive reaction with anxiety ... Read More

Up in Smoke: How Employers Are Using Disclosures in Medical Marijuana Cards to Defeat Claims for Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by Robin E. Kobayashi

Employers are scoring victories by using injured workers’ disclosures in their medical marijuana cards to help defeat claims for workers’ compensation benefits. Note: Trial level decisions, while not binding authority, often deal with cutting... Read More