Workers' Compensation

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California: Compromise and Release and Medicare Set-Aside: Informed Consent and Assumption of Risk
Posted on 15 Jun 2016 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Liability for future medical treatment for a work related condition cannot be transferred to Medicare without its permission In Alvarenga v. Scope Industries , 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB panel rescinded the WCJ’s order approving... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Case Roundup (2/11/2016)
Posted on 11 Feb 2016 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 81 No. 1 January 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... Read More

Texas: Non-Subscribing Employer Not Liable for Injuries Caused by Open, Obvious Dangerous Condition
Posted on 19 Jun 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Answering a certified question from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Texas held that, under Texas law, (1) subject to two limited exceptions not relevant to the case, an employer generally does not have a... Read More

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup (9/11/2014)
Posted on 11 Sep 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 79 No. 8 August 2014 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

Oklahoma Opt Out Legislation Fails: A Post Mortem
Posted on 2 May 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

By Thomas A. Robinson Late last Wednesday evening (April 25th), supporters of a controversial bill that would have allowed some Oklahoma employers to “opt out” of the state’s traditional workers’ compensation system [ see Oklahoma... Read More

Oklahoma Opt Out Legislation Fails: A Post Mortem
Posted on 2 May 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

By Thomas A. Robinson Late last Wednesday evening (April 25th), supporters of a controversial bill that would have allowed some Oklahoma employers to “opt out” of the state’s traditional workers’ compensation system [ see Oklahoma... Read More