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Texas: Death Benefits Allowed For Deputy's Fatal Accident After Extra-duty Assignment
Posted on 24 Apr 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

The Supreme Court of Texas held that a deputy sheriff fatal auto accident, as he traveled home in his assigned patrol car following an extra-duty assignment for a private employer, was nevertheless within the course and scope of the employment and his... Read More

South Carolina: Auto Insurer May Not Offset Personal Injury Protection by Workers’ Comp Benefits Received by Policyholder
Posted on 31 Aug 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Auto insurers that provide no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) may not reduce their obligation to a policyholder based upon that policyholder’s receipt of workers’ compensation benefits, held the Supreme Court of South Carolina. In its... Read More

Ohio: MapQuest Data Helps Prove Extent of Worker’s Deviation From Employment
Posted on 12 Sep 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A jury’s consideration of MapQuest data that showed that a pharmacy and a restaurant were more than eight miles apart was not error in spite of the fact that the data was not fully authenticated, held an Ohio appellate court. The jury’s determination... Read More

Pennsylvania: Safety Meeting Held Before Shift Does Not Create Special Mission
Posted on 23 Oct 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A Pennsylvania appellate court affirmed a decision by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board that denied a claim of an employee who sustained injuries in an auto accident as he traveled to a safety meeting held before the beginning... Read More

North Carolina: Fatal Auto Accident Not in Course and Scope of Employment
Posted on 27 Oct 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

A North Carolina appellate court affirmed the denial of workers’ compensation death benefits to the dependents of an employee, who worked as a supervisor for a public nonprofit agency and who sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident in... Read More

Virginia: Employee Who Blacked Out While Driving Could Not Establish Workers’ Compensation Claim
Posted on 6 May 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A Virginia appellate court affirmed the denial of a workers’ compensation claim filed by an employee, who spent 75 percent of her working time driving in a car provided for her by her employer, and who sustained injuries in a single-car rollover... Read More

Ohio: Dual Purpose (Marks v. Gray) Rule Again Rejected
Posted on 23 Oct 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A divided Supreme Court of Ohio has again refused to follow the so-called “dual purpose” rule established in an early New York decision [ In re Marks v. Gray , 251 N.Y. 90, 167 N.E. 181 (1929); see Larson’s Workers’ Compensation... Read More