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Virginia: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Found Compensable
Posted on 28 Mar 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

A claimant’s testimony that she had seen several spiders near her desk before she felt a bite on her foot, along with her identification of the particular species — emergency room staff where she sought treatment showed her a number of photos... Read More

District of Columbia: Split-Shift Transit Manager’s Injuries Sustained During Unpaid Break Are Compensable
Posted on 1 Jul 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Injuries sustained by a transit authority manager when she tripped and fell on a transit authority escalator near an employee-only break room, during a two-hour unpaid break between her two scheduled shifts, arose out of the employment, held the District... Read More

Ohio: Business Owner’s Injuries in Commute to Informal Breakfast Meeting Found Compensable
Posted on 30 May 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

An owner/employee’s decision to meet two subordinate employees for breakfast and a general business discussion meant that injuries sustained in a car accident on the way to the restaurant arose out of and in the course of the employment, in spite... Read More

Tennessee: Employer’s Failure to Use On-Site Defibrillator Does Not Mean Injury Claim is Compensable
Posted on 8 Feb 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A worker’s injury, in the form of brain damage due to oxygen deprivation following a non-work-related medical emergency, did not arise out of the employment in spite of the employer’s failure to utilize an automated external defibrillator... Read More

Illinois: Worker’s Injury in Fall From Rolling Chair Did not Arise From His Employment
Posted on 3 Nov 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

The state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission did not err when it found that an employee’s alleged injury did not arise out of his employment where it appeared the employee fell from a rolling chair when he reached for a pen that he had... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Truck Driver Deviated From Employment by Leaving Vehicle to Obtain Object for Purposes of Assaulting Driving Partner
Posted on 16 Mar 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Deviation From Employment, Unexplained Fall, Physician's Opinion and Videotape Evidence, and Sanctions for Costs. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff... Read More

Missouri: Storm Chasing Chief Awarded Benefits for Slipping at His Home
Posted on 30 Mar 2012 by Martin Klug

On a dark and stormy Sunday night, a police chief fell on his driveway while getting into his truck to drive into town and check for storms. His job duties involved storm spotting by finding the highest ground to see if he could spot a tornado or any... Read More

Missouri: Storm Chasing Chief Awarded Benefits for Slipping at His Home
Posted on 30 Mar 2012 by Martin Klug

On a dark and stormy Sunday night, a police chief fell on his driveway while getting into his truck to drive into town and check for storms. His job duties involved storm spotting by finding the highest ground to see if he could spot a tornado or any... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Truck Driver Deviated From Employment by Leaving Vehicle to Obtain Object for Purposes of Assaulting Driving Partner
Posted on 16 Mar 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Deviation From Employment, Unexplained Fall, Physician's Opinion and Videotape Evidence, and Sanctions for Costs. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff... Read More