Workers' Compensation

Recent Posts

Washington: Worker May Not Be Considered Borrowed Employee in Spite of Contract Clause Consenting to Such Designation
Posted on 27 Sep 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a worker entered into a contract with a labor broker that specified that the worker would be subject to the control of the firm to which he was assigned, that the firm to which he was assigned would be considered his “special employer,”... Read More

Ohio: Ohio Logger is Independent Contractor, Not Employee
Posted on 6 Jul 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

An Ohio court affirmed a finding that a logger was an independent contractor and not an employee, where evidence indicated the logger was hired at a rate of $80 per day, the logger had represented that he had extensive experience in logging, the logger... Read More

Federal: Issue of Fact Regarding Control Means Tort Action May Proceed Against General Contractor
Posted on 22 Jan 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Where a subcontractor’s worker sustained serious injuries when he attempted to use a grinder—owned by the project’s contactor and which did not have a required safety guard—and where there was a conflict in the evidence as to whether... Read More

Louisiana: Bonuses Paid at Start and Finish of Out-of-State Work Did Not Turn Travel Into Employment Activity
Posted on 22 Jan 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A Louisiana appellate court affirmed summary judgment in favor of a defendant employer whose employee rear-ended a van, killing the van’s driver and causing catastrophic injuries to the plaintiff who was a passenger in the van. At the time of the... Read More

Illinois: Evidence of Control Supports Employment Relationship for Long-Haul Truck Driver
Posted on 8 May 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A divided Illinois appellate court affirmed a decision awarding workers’ compensation benefits to a long-haul truck driver on the basis that he was an employee and not an independent contractor in spite of the fact that the driver owned and supplied... Read More