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Illinois: Borrowing Employer’s Immunity From Suit Does Not Depend Upon Procurement of Insurance
Posted on 16 Jun 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A borrowing employer is immune from tort liability with regard to injuries sustained by a temporary staffing agency worker assigned to it, held an Illinois appellate court. Moreover, that immunity springs from the borrowed-employee relationship itself... Read More

Wisconsin: Borrowing Employer May Be Sued in Tort by Injured "Employee"
Posted on 9 Feb 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Holding that a borrowing employer is not always the “employer” of a worker assigned to it by a temporary help agency, at least for purposes of the exclusive remedy provisions of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act, a Wisconsin... Read More

New York: Temporary “Leased” Employee Barred From Suing Borrowing Employer
Posted on 22 Sep 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

A temporary worker employed by an agency, who was assigned as a coat checker at the Faculty House of Columbia University, could not maintain a tort action against the university for injuries she sustained when she tripped over a threshold near the Faculty... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Court Dismisses Injured Workers' Tort Action Against Carrier for Five-Month Delay in Medical Benefits
Posted on 27 Jul 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Bad Faith Insurance Tactics, Benefits During Incarceration, Borrowing Employer, and Injury and Causation. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for... Read More

Federal: 5th Circuit Finds Offshore Platform Welder Was Not “Seaman” for Jones Act Purposes
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of a borrowing employer who had been sued by its borrowed employee, a welder, after the welder sustained injuries when gasses exploded while... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Undocumented Worker’s Permanent Loss of Earning Capacity
Posted on 1 Mar 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Undocumented Worker, Employee Status, Borrowing Employer, and Tort Action Against Third Party. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Texas: Temporary Employee May Not Sue “Borrowing” Employer in Tort Following Injury in Work-Related Incident
Posted on 6 May 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A temporary employee of a staffing agency who was assigned to a tractor supply company was an “employee” of the latter and accordingly could not sue the supply company in tort following a work-related accident. The record showed that at the... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Court Dismisses Injured Workers' Tort Action Against Carrier for Five-Month Delay in Medical Benefits
Posted on 27 Jul 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Bad Faith Insurance Tactics, Benefits During Incarceration, Borrowing Employer, and Injury and Causation. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for... Read More