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Nebraska: Injured Employee’s Suicide Held to Be Willful Negligence Barring Recovery of Death Benefits
Posted on 10 Feb 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Nebraska compensation court did not clearly err in determining that an injured employee’s death was the result of suicide, where evidence indicated that the employee had been distraught for several days prior to her death—she had been evicted... Read More

Virginia: Firefighter Paramedic’s PTSD May Be Compensable Occupational Disease
Posted on 17 Jan 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Virginia appellate court affirmed, in relevant part, a state Workers’ Compensation Commission’s finding that a firefighter paramedic’s work-related experiences over his 17-year career caused his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD... Read More

California Supreme Court Rules “Some Contribution” to Causation in Death Case Sufficient for Liability
Posted on 28 May 2015 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The California Supreme Court has reversed a Court of Appeal decision which had in turn reversed a W.C.A.B. award of dependency benefits in South Coast Framing v. W.C.A.B. (Clark) .The Supreme Court decision reinstates the W.C.A.B. award of dependency... Read More

Mississippi: Benefits Awarded for Staph Infection Caused by Epidural Injections for Lumbar Injury
Posted on 3 Nov 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

It is the province of the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission to weigh the evidence—including expert medical testimony. Accordingly, where the Commission gave more weight to the employee’s medical expert—who opined that... Read More

California: South Coast Framing
Posted on 29 May 2015 by Julius Young

The recent California Supreme Court case, South Coast Framing Inc. v. WCAB (Jovelyn Clark) clarifies the standard of causation in a workers’ comp death case. In day to day workers’ comp practice the decision will probably be helpful to... Read More