Workers' Compensation

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Connecticut: “Payloader” Is Not Motor Vehicle for Purposes of Special Rule Allowing Tort Action Against Fellow Employee
Posted on 17 Apr 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 31–293a creates several exceptions to the otherwise applicable rule that a workers’ compensation claim for benefits is the exclusive remedy that an employee may pursue against a fellow employee. One such exception allows... Read More

New Jersey: Court Crafts Instructions to Allow Employer’s Participation in Tort Action Where Contractual Indemnification Is an Issue
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Where the general contractor on a construction project had been sued in tort by the estate of a subcontractor’s employee and, in turn, the general contractor claimed it was entitled to contractual indemnification from the deceased employee’s... Read More

Wyoming: Father May Maintain Tort Action Against Employer for Mental Injury Associated With Son’s Death
Posted on 19 Feb 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Wyoming found that a negligent infliction of emotional distress claim filed by an employee against the employer and one of the employer’s superintendents following the death of his son, who also worked for the employer at the... Read More

The Resiliency of the Exclusive Remedy Rule
Posted on 10 Dec 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

Thomas A. Robinson on the Resiliency of the Exclusive Remedy Rule for Workers' Compensation, 2012 Emerging Issues 6792 . This commentary highlights the important components of the workers' compensation exclusive remedy defense and its principle... Read More

Mississippi: Employee’s Tort Action Against Law Firm for Exposure to Toxic Mold Fails
Posted on 13 Sep 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Mississippi recently reversed a trial court’s denial of a law firm’s motion to dismiss a civil action filed against it and the firm’s individual partners (and others) by two former employees where the plaintiffs... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Non-Dependent Spouse Precluded From Death Benefits and Barred From Bringing Death Claim
Posted on 15 Jun 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Non-Dependent Spouse and Death Benefits, Fraud and Surveillance Video, Tort Action Against Sole Proprietor, and Statute of Limitations for PTSD Claim. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Worker Awarded Additional Benefits When Retirement Not Voluntary
Posted on 3 Aug 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Retirement, Tort Action Against Carrier, Toxic Tort and Exclusive Remedy, and Snake Bite. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Worker Awarded Additional Benefits When Retirement Not Voluntary
Posted on 3 Aug 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Retirement, Tort Action Against Carrier, Toxic Tort and Exclusive Remedy, and Snake Bite. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Non-Dependent Spouse Precluded From Death Benefits and Barred From Bringing Death Claim
Posted on 15 Jun 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Non-Dependent Spouse and Death Benefits, Fraud and Surveillance Video, Tort Action Against Sole Proprietor, and Statute of Limitations for PTSD Claim. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (5/6/2011)
Posted on 6 May 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Tort Action, Traveling Employee, Third Party Complaint Against Co-Worker, Causal Connection, and Retaliatory Discharge. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff... Read More