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Applicant Precluded From Reopening Psychiatric Claim: Cal. Comp. Cases July Advanced Postings (6/29/2016)
Posted on 30 Jun 2016 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the July 2016 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More

California: Dividing Up Injuries Based on Date of Knowledge
Posted on 17 May 2017 by Brad Wixen

SPECIAL ALERT: On May 26, 2017, the WCAB, on its own motion, issued an order granting reconsideration for further study and decision in the Gravlin case. For the latest news about Gravlin , subscribe to our newsletter at (select... Read More

New Jersey: State High Court Says Telecommuter's Death Was Not Causally Related to Her Work
Posted on 1 Aug 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of New Jersey reversed an award of workers' compensation death benefits to the surviving spouse of an employee who died as a result of an embolism she suffered after working through the night on a work-related project at her home... Read More

The Expanding Risk of Exposure to Nanoparticles in the Workplace
Posted on 17 Aug 2015 by Roger Rabb

An emerging concern with worker health and safety in industrial settings is protecting workers from the byproducts of nanotechnology, the study and manipulation of matter that is between 1 and 100 nanometers in size. At these sizes (a nanometer being... Read More

The Last Samurai - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Workers Sacrifice Their Lives: An Occupational Medicine Overview of Radiation Exposure and Acute Radiation Syndrome
Posted on 24 Apr 2011 by Robin E. Kobayashi

Physicist Michio Kaku has been outspoken about the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant disaster. Recently on Real Time with Bill Maher , he said “If we keep on releasing radiation into the atmosphere, I say, call out the military and just bury the sucker”... Read More