Workers' Compensation

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Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (9/23/2011) – Robberies Were Normal Condition of Work, So Mental Injury Claim Not Allowed
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Mental Injury, Jurisdiction, Disqualification for Benefits, Evidence of Disability, and Pain Impairment. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (5/4/2014)
Posted on 5 May 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 79 No. 4 April 2014 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (5/3/2013)
Posted on 3 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 78 No. 4 April 2013 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (7/3/2015)
Posted on 4 Jul 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 6 June 2015 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE... Read More

Oregon: Injuries Sustained During “Orientation” Session Found Compensable
Posted on 27 Apr 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where claimant had applied for a position with the purported employer, had been advised by that employer to attend an "orientation" and a paid training day, had arrived at the purported employer’s office at the appointed day and time,... Read More

Delivery Driver as Independent Contractor Under S.G. Borello Factors: Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (7/30/2013)
Posted on 31 Jul 2013 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the August 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More

Illinois: General Contractor May Not Take Advantage of Settlement Agreement It Did Not Sign
Posted on 23 Jun 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Where a worker settled his workers’ compensation claim and signed a settlement agreement that released his direct employer and a purported general contractor from liability for any claims arising out of the worker’s work-related accident,... Read More

Contract for Hire in California, Drug Testing, Corporate Umbrella: Cal. Comp. Cases January Advanced Postings (1/4/2014)
Posted on 4 Jan 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the January 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries . © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More

California Workers' Compensation Cases Roundup (10/5/2012)
Posted on 5 Oct 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 77 No. 9 September 2012 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE... 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

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (12/10/2014)
Posted on 11 Dec 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 79 No. 11 November 2014 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (10/2/2015)
Posted on 2 Oct 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 9 September 2015 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS... Read More

New York: Opera Singer Can Sue Metropolitan Opera House for Injuries Sustained in Fall
Posted on 14 Jan 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

A prominent opera singer at the Metropolitan Opera House is not an employee of the entertainment facility that featured her in more than 500 performances during his 23-year career; her employment contract was with her personal holding company and not... Read More

WCAB Lacked Jurisdiction for Out of State Injury When Contract of Hire Occurred in Georgia: Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (5/18/2016)
Posted on 18 May 2016 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the May 2016 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More