Workers' Compensation

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California: Claim Against UR Physician Not Preempted by Workers’ Compensation Law
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Noting that a utilization review physician has a doctor-patient relationship with the person whose medical records are being reviewed, a California appellate court held that in at least some circumstances an injured worker and his wife could maintain... Read More

California: UPS Driver May Not Sue Shipper for Injuries Related to Mislabeled Box
Posted on 8 Jan 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A UPS driver, who injured his back when he picked up a box whose weight had been mislabeled by a university employee may not maintain a lawsuit against the university for negligence; the risk of injury from lifting heavy boxes that might be labeled with... Read More

Texas: Non-Subscribing Employer Not Liable for Injuries Caused by Open, Obvious Dangerous Condition
Posted on 19 Jun 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Answering a certified question from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Texas held that, under Texas law, (1) subject to two limited exceptions not relevant to the case, an employer generally does not have a... Read More