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Oregon: Eye Injury from Exploding Energy Drink is Compensable
Posted on 30 Aug 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

Liberally citing Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , § 4.01, et seq., an Oregon appellate court found substantial evidence supported a finding by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board that awarded benefits to an employee... Read More

Missouri: Court Declines to Lower Burden to Prove Wrongful Discrimination Claims
Posted on 29 Dec 2012 by Martin Klug

Claimant asserts his boss fired him because he had a worker’s compensation case, but he failed to convince a jury of that claim. He had a disagreement with his employer whether he should take a break to rest and elevate his foot before completing... Read More

Pennsylvania: Part-Time Cook Awarded Benefits After Co-Worker’s Dog Bit Him in the Face
Posted on 14 Nov 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A part-time line cook who, while he was taking a smoke break with several co-workers, sustained facial lacerations and permanent scarring when he was bitten in the face by a co-worker’s dog, is due workers’ compensation benefits since the... Read More

Salesman’s Cigarette Break at Convenience Store Fell Within Personal Comfort Doctrine: Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/15/2015)
Posted on 15 Sep 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the final batch of advanced postings for the September 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All... Read More

Missouri: Court Declines to Lower Burden to Prove Wrongful Discrimination Claims
Posted on 29 Dec 2012 by Martin Klug

Claimant asserts his boss fired him because he had a worker’s compensation case, but he failed to convince a jury of that claim. He had a disagreement with his employer whether he should take a break to rest and elevate his foot before completing... Read More

AR: Injury During Snack Break Not Covered by Workers' Comp
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Court of Appeals recently held that a truck driver, who was supposed to remain near his truck but went on a snack break and injured himself when he fell in the snack room, did not sustain an injury during the course of his... Read More