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Texas Case Management
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance carrier... Read More

Vickers Decision: Inapplicability of Sec. 20(a) Presumption to Secondary Conditions Under the LHWCA
Posted on 14 Nov 2013 by BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff

By Monica F. Markovich and Krystal L. Layher, Brown Sims, P.C., Houston, Texas Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to Lexis Advance. Lexis.com links can be found at the end of this article . Should the Section 20(a) presumption linking... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Exclusive Remedy Rule Bars Student Worker’s Tort Action
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Exclusive Remedy, Jurisdiction, Dependency Benefits, and Aggravation of Original Injury. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

MO: Cleaning Bathroom Doesn’t Render Claimant Totally Disabled
Posted on 9 Aug 2011 by Martin Klug

Claimant alleged he choked and sustained a myocardial infarction from noxious fumes after he sprayed an apartment bathroom on one occasion to remove mold. The claimant's expert attributed claimant's symptoms to muriatic acid fumes. The Commission... Read More

Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (9/29/2010)
Posted on 29 Sep 2010 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here's the first batch of advanced postings for the October 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases below. Burrtec Waste Industries, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Debbie Collinwood... Read More

Texas Appeals Panel Decision No. 100146 – Extent of Injury
Posted on 13 Sep 2010 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford In Appeals Panel Decision 100146, t he issue reported out of the Benefit Review Conference is whether or not the compensable injury extended to and included “depressive reaction with anxiety ... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Exclusive Remedy Rule Bars Student Worker’s Tort Action
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Exclusive Remedy, Jurisdiction, Dependency Benefits, and Aggravation of Original Injury. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

South Carolina Worker Recovers for Injuries Under "Bunkhouse" Rule
Posted on 22 Feb 2010 by Thomas A. Robinson

A migrant worker sustained a right ankle fracture when he fell on a wet sidewalk outside housing provided by his employer at a remote farm on St. Helena Island, South Carolina. The worker hadn't actually started work for the employer, having been... Read More

Texas Case Management
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (6/20/2010)
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson’s Spotlight on Asbestos, Intentional Tort, Challenging Compensability, Interpreter Services, and Job Firing. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson’s... Read More