Workers' Compensation

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New York: Claimant’s Alford Plea Regarding Sale of Drugs Did Not Constitute Sufficient Evidence to Justify Finding of § 114-a Violation
Posted on 28 Jul 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a claimant pleaded guilty to violating probation by committing a crime that involved the sale of a controlled substance or a narcotic and two days later, in an Alford plea, claimant further pleaded guilty to two separate counts of criminal sale... Read More

Louisiana: Claimant Misrepresents Ability to Work and Forfeits Comp Benefits
Posted on 19 Apr 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

A grant of summary judgment by the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation that order the forfeiture of a claimant’s right to workers' compensation benefits under La. Stat. Ann. 23:1208, based upon a finding that he made false statements... Read More

Oklahoma: Yet Another Provision of State’s Workers’ Compensation Law Held Unconstitutional
Posted on 6 Oct 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

The forfeiture provision found in Okla. Stat. tit. 85A, § 57, part of the Oklahoma Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act (“the Act”), which bars an injured employee from further benefits (both medical care and indemnity... Read More

Larson’s Workers’ Comp 101 Series: Physical Incapacity Plus Employee's Misconduct or Quitting
Posted on 1 Aug 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

© Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. This article is excerpted from Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , Ch. 84. Sometimes the causal problem of disability is further complicated by adding to medical and economic factors... Read More

Indiana: Worker Fired For Misconduct May Still Recover Temporary Disability Benefits
Posted on 31 Mar 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

A worker who sustained an admitted back injury and who was later fired for misconduct may nevertheless be entitled to temporary disability benefits if he or she can show an inability to work because of the work injury, held an Indiana appellate court... Read More