Workers' Compensation

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California: Court Interpreter as Employee, Not Independent Contractor, Due to Employer Control
Posted on 4 Mar 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Hassan v. County of Los Angeles , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 18 (lexis.com), 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 18 (Lexis Advance), a split panel WCAB affirmed the WCJ and held that the applicant, a court interpreter, who suffered industrial injury... Read More

New Study on Low Back Pain Examines Costs and Benefits of State Workers’ Compensation Policy Variations
Posted on 30 Oct 2015 by Thomas A. Robinson

While employer control reduces medical costs, allowing employees a one-time change in physician may not be as expensive as employers fear By Thomas A. Robinson, co-author, Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law According to a recent study... Read More

South Carolina: Control Not Key to Determining Statutory Employee Status
Posted on 1 May 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of South Carolina held that an employee of an uninsured cargo delivery business (West Expedited) was the statutory employee of another delivery business (Seko Charlotte), with whom West Expedited had contracted to deliver a load of parts... Read More

New Jersey: Slip and Fall in Elevator Lobby of Multi-Tenant Office Building is Not Compensable
Posted on 20 Mar 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

In an unpublished opinion, a New Jersey appellate court held that an employee who slipped and fell in front of a ground floor elevator in a multi-tenant office building while on her way to her upper-floor office did not suffer a compensable injury under... Read More

Kentucky: Fall on Snow-covered Sidewalk Outside Employer’s Premises Found Compensable
Posted on 6 Sep 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Kentucky, citing one of its earlier decisions that extensively quoted Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law regarding the going and coming rule, recently affirmed a decision by an ALJ, the Board, and the state’s Court... Read More