Workers' Compensation

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Texas: Exclusive Remedy Defense Bars Worker's Suit Against Employer for Dog Bite at Work
Posted on 26 Dec 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Texas appellate court affirmed a trial court's decision granting summary judgment to an employer in a tort suit filed against it by a plaintiff-employee who alleged a co-employee brought a dog to work and the dog bit the plaintiff during the workday... Read More

Missouri: Court Rejects PTSD Award for a Dog Bite
Posted on 26 Jan 2016 by Martin Klug

A hotel housekeeper was bit by a German Shepherd when she opened a door. She claims she could never work again due to PTSD and other injuries. The Commission affirmed an award of partial disability benefits but rejected her claim of total disability.... Read More

Pennsylvania: Part-Time Cook Awarded Benefits After Co-Worker’s Dog Bit Him in the Face
Posted on 14 Nov 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A part-time line cook who, while he was taking a smoke break with several co-workers, sustained facial lacerations and permanent scarring when he was bitten in the face by a co-worker’s dog, is due workers’ compensation benefits since the... Read More

NJ: Small Dog Has Big Bite, Yet Subrogation Claim Fails Since Recovery Could Have Been Had Under State’s No-Fault Auto Law
Posted on 15 Nov 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

In an unpublished decision, a New Jersey court recently held that a workers’ compensation insurer was not entitled to pursue a subrogation claim for $900 in medical bills associated with injuries a police officer sustained when he was bitten on... Read More