Workers' Compensation

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California: Statute of Limitations in Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 14 Sep 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In the workers’ compensation world, there is a long held belief that the “tie goes to the injured worker.” This is especially true when it comes to the statutes of limitations. In fact, the 4th DCA in the case of Blanchard v. WCAB (1975... Read More

2015 Update from the Benefits Review Board
Posted on 11 Jun 2015 by BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff

By Karen Koenig, Associate General Counsel, Longshore Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. BRB Personnel News The membership of the Benefits Review Board has changed quite a bit in the past year. Judge Betty Jean Hall, who has been... Read More

No Post-Retirement Period of Disability Found: Cal. Comp. Cases March Advanced Postings (3/3/2015)
Posted on 4 Mar 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

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

Missouri Lowers Burden for Mental Stress Claims
Posted on 1 May 2015 by Martin Klug

What does a claimant have to prove for work-related stress when their job is inherently stressful? Mantia v MoDot, 2015 MoWCLR Lexis 39 (lexis.com), 2015 MoWCLR Lexis 39 (Lexis Advance) ( April 28, 2015) charts a much lower bar for claimants to receive... Read More