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Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (10/14/2011) – Hospice Nurse Distracted by Cell Phone Receives Compensation Benefits From Auto Crash
Posted on 14 Oct 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Cell Phone, Coal Dust, Neck Injury, Disqualification to Benefits, and Surviving Spouse Entitlement to Death Benefits. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff... Read More

Increase in Distracted Drivers Has Serious Ramifications for Fleet Risk Managers
Posted on 25 Mar 2013 by Rebecca A. Shafer

By Rebecca Shafer, LowerWC.com Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. Do workers compensation laws need to be revised to exclude people who cause injury to themselves and others when driving distracted? And, how do employers manage this risk? As of today, a... Read More

Maine: Widow Awarded Death Benefits for Husband’s Death on Home Treadmill
Posted on 30 Jan 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court has affirmed an award of workers’ compensation death benefits to the widow of a national charity’s financial advisor who died of a heart attack while exercising on a treadmill at his home. Utilizing the... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (10/14/2011) – Hospice Nurse Distracted by Cell Phone Receives Compensation Benefits From Auto Crash
Posted on 14 Oct 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Cell Phone, Coal Dust, Neck Injury, Disqualification to Benefits, and Surviving Spouse Entitlement to Death Benefits. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff... Read More

Sex, Lies and Videotape: Injured worker's pornographic videos posted on the Internet show violation of his medical restrictions
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by Robin E. Kobayashi

Note: This is the first in a series on the use of the Internet and social media as evidence in workers’ compensation cases. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has said “You have one identity. The days of you having a different image for... Read More

Brain Distraction During Cell Phone Use While Driving, White Paper Released by National Safety Council
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ITASCA, IL – The National Safety Council has released a white paper, “Understanding the distracted brain: Why driving while using hands-free cell phones is risky behavior,” which addresses the lack of understanding about the dangers... Read More