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West Virginia: Rush of Air, Dust, Debris From Explosion Satisfied “Physical” Component for PTSD Claim
Posted on 26 Jul 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

West Virginia is within the group of states that does not allow recovery of workers’ compensation benefits for mental-mental injuries [see W. Va. Code § 23-4-1f (2013)]. Affirming a decision by the state’s Board of Review, the state’s... Read More

I Walked Out Into West, Texas
Posted on 13 May 2013 by Stephen C. Embry

By Stephen C. Embry, Esq. On April 17, 2013 an explosion at the West Chemical and Fertilizer Co., registering 2.1 on the Richter scale, leveled the plant and much of the surrounding town of West, Texas. The explosion was so powerful and destructive... Read More

Alabama: Removal of Safety Equipment Does Not Expose Employer to Tort Liability
Posted on 8 Apr 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Allegations that an employer removed “explosion doors” from a furnace and that a furnace explosion subsequently injured a furnace operator were insufficient to state a cause of action against the employer; the claim was barred by the exclusive... Read More

Kentucky: Igniting Cigarette Lighter While Holding Unidentified Explosive Object Was Not Horseplay
Posted on 25 Sep 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Kentucky appellate court affirmed a determination by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board that a heavy equipment operator’s severe injuries did not result from horseplay where evidence suggested that a co-worker serving as a “spotter”... Read More