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Oregon: Employer’s Knowledge of Worker’s Concurrent Employment Not Imputed to Insurer for Purposes of “Extra” Benefits Award
Posted on 8 Jul 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

In Oregon, if an injured worker has more than one employer, he or she may be entitled to supplemental temporary disability benefits from the Workers’ Benefit Fund, in addition to the disability benefits the worker receives from the employer’s... Read More

Iowa: High Court Allows Apportionment for Prior Disability, Clarifies Earlier Ruling
Posted on 5 Jun 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Where an Iowa employee worked concurrently for employer A (“A”) and employer B (“B”), sustained compensable permanent injuries while working for A, received a permanent impairment award from A and, after ceasing employment with... Read More

California: Top 25 Noteworthy Panel Decisions (January-June 2016)
Posted on 29 Jun 2016 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

LexisNexis has picked the top “noteworthy” panel decisions issued by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board during the period January through June 2016. The list features a number of decisions addressing utilization review... Read More

Arizona: Post-Injury Wages from Wal-Mart Employee’s Second Job Part of Average Monthly Wage
Posted on 6 Sep 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

For purposes of workers’ compensation benefits, the average monthly wage of a Wal-Mart employee should be computed not only upon the basis of the $9.60/hour he earned at the retailer, but also based upon the projected supplemental wages he would... Read More

Off-Duty Police Officer Injured in Capacity as Officer: Cal. Comp. Cases July Advanced Postings (7/17/2013)
Posted on 17 Jul 2013 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the July 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: June to September 2013
Posted on 4 Oct 2013 by Keith J. Kasper

This list of recent noteworthy cases was compiled by Keith J. Kasper of McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC. VERMONT WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE Lisa Brassard, WC Specialist II has left the Department to work for another... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (12/2/2011) – Employee Assaulted by Company CFO at Office Party May Not Recover Tort Damages From Employer
Posted on 2 Dec 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Assault, Franchisor as Contractor, Average Weekly Wage, Death Benefits, and Insurance Coverage. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Arbitrator of Contribution Proceeding Not Bound by WCJ’s Finding of Injury AOE/COE: Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (5/30/12)
Posted on 31 May 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the June 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Los Angeles... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (12/2/2011) – Employee Assaulted by Company CFO at Office Party May Not Recover Tort Damages From Employer
Posted on 2 Dec 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Assault, Franchisor as Contractor, Average Weekly Wage, Death Benefits, and Insurance Coverage. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Injured Workers Beware: Hidden Danger in Concurrent Employment in States That Refuse to Combine Concurrent Wages in Computing Average Weekly Wage
Posted on 19 Aug 2011 by Thomas A. Robinson

A close friend of our youngest child (age-25) recently repeated a quip that I first heard years ago, during the “stagflation” of the late 1970s. Our son’s friend, who holds a degree from a respected North Carolina university, but who... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (6/6/2010)
Posted on 5 Jun 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson’s Spotlight on Medical Care and Lawn Care Services, Concurrent Employment, Illegal Alien and Average Weekly Wage, Slip and Fall, and Parking Lot. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (8/5/2011) – Business Owner Saves Comp Premiums and Successfully Limits Injured Worker's AWW Computation By Dividing Business into Two Parts
Posted on 5 Aug 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Average Weekly Wage, Attorney’s Fee, Co-Worker Violence, Retaliation, and Heart Attack. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Arbitrator of Contribution Proceeding Not Bound by WCJ’s Finding of Injury AOE/COE: Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (5/30/12)
Posted on 31 May 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the June 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Los... Read More

Texas Appeals Panel Decision 100497 – Average Weekly Wage/Concurrent Employment
Posted on 29 Nov 2010 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford The average weekly wage (AWW) for the claimed employer was $186.62. The claimant’s alleged concurrent employment AWW was $406.15 for a total AWW of $592.77. The claimant’s concurrent... Read More

California: Sworn Deposition Testimony Coordinated Between Defense Counsel and Employer Results in Criminal Charges Filed Against School District Employee
Posted on 3 Feb 2011 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

On January 25, 2011 the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed a criminal complaint for the arrest of a school district employee on charges of workers’ compensation fraud. The employee was arrested and taken into custody by local... Read More