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Virginia: Employer Liable for All Medical Consequences of Original Injury
Posted on 21 Nov 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

Stressing that an injured employee is entitled to recovery for all medical consequences and sequelae that flow from the primary injury, as long as there is a direct, causal link between the primary compensable injury and the additional injury for which... Read More

Ohio: Compensability of "Flow-Through" Injury Does Not Depend Upon its Foreseeability
Posted on 21 Nov 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

In determining whether a "flow-through" or consequential injury is compensable, the claimant need not show that the second injury was foreseeable, given the nature of the first, held an Ohio appellate court. While a claimant was required to... Read More

New York: Widow Fails to Connect Husband's 2016 Death to 2004 Work Injury
Posted on 26 Oct 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

The presumption contained in N. Y. Workers' Comp. § 21(a) was insufficient to support an award of death benefits to a widow whose husband suffered an injury by accident in 2004, was awarded PPD in 2007, and who died in 2016, where the only medical... Read More

Virginia: Worker's Crohn's Disease Was Compensable Consequence of Original Injury
Posted on 26 Jul 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

Quoting Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , and stressing that all medical consequences and sequelae that flow from the primary injury are compensable as long as there is a direct causal link between the primary injury and the additional injury... Read More

Missouri: Injuries at Doctor’s Office Did Not Arise Out of and in Course of Employment
Posted on 17 May 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

Finding that the risk of being tripped while at a doctor's office for treatment of a work-related exposure to an insecticide was a risk to which the employee was equally exposed outside her employment, a Missouri appellate court affirmed a decision... Read More

Virginia: Injuries Occurring Two Years Apart Can Still Be from “Same Accident”
Posted on 30 Jan 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

A decision by Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation Commission that held a claimant was entitled to permanent total disability benefits (as opposed to PPD benefits) for the loss of two limbs “in the same accident” [see Va. Code Ann... Read More

Nebraska: Blood Clot in Sinus Cavity Not Connected to Claimant’s DVT
Posted on 7 Nov 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Nebraska appeals court recently affirmed a decision by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Court that had denied workers’ compensation benefits to a worker who sustained a serious blood clod in his sinus cavity after earlier suffering... Read More

Virginia: Claimant Establishes Right Knee Condition More Than a Decade After Injury to Left Knee
Posted on 14 Jul 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Stressing that the employer is responsible for all sequelae that flow from the primary work-related injury, a Virginia appellate court affirmed an award of benefits to a claimant who developed a right knee condition more than a decade after sustaining... Read More

Oklahoma: Injuries Sustained While Being Treated for Earlier Work-Related Claim Are Also Compensable
Posted on 14 Sep 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Reversing the state’s Court of Civil Appeals, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma has reinstated a decision by a three-judge panel of the Workers’ Compensation Court that earlier held a workers’ compensation claimant was entitled to additional... Read More

Wyoming: Worker Fails To Show Pigeon-Toed Foot Led to Auto Accident
Posted on 2 Sep 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

The Supreme Court of Wyoming affirmed a finding that an injured worker failed to establish a causal relationship between his original work-related injury which, after surgery, left the worker pigeon-toed, and injuries sustained in a subsequent automobile... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (10/22/2010)
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Undocumented Worker, Consequential Injury, Injuries From False Arrest, Occupational Disease - Lyme Disease, Light Work Duty. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (9/24/2010)
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Exclusive Remedy, Privileged Communication, Mileage Costs, Fraud, Hernia as Consequential Injury. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More