Workers' Compensation

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Illinois: Claimant’s Self-Treatment of Foot Blister Does Not Break Chain of Causation
Posted on 6 May 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A claimant’s self-treatment in the form of lancing a blister on his foot with a sterilized needle was not an independent intervening act that would break the chain of causation between the work-related blister and a subsequent infection, held an... Read More

Mississippi: Benefits Awarded for Staph Infection Caused by Epidural Injections for Lumbar Injury
Posted on 3 Nov 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

It is the province of the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission to weigh the evidence—including expert medical testimony. Accordingly, where the Commission gave more weight to the employee’s medical expert—who opined that... Read More

Missouri: Reaction to Flu Vaccine Is a "Comp" Injury
Posted on 20 Dec 2011 by Martin Klug

A health-care worker who had a severe reaction to a flu shot in 2005 could collect worker’s compensation benefits even though the shot was not mandatory and not an “accident” as a matter of law. The employer did not require employees... Read More

Missouri: Reaction to Flu Vaccine Is a "Comp" Injury
Posted on 20 Dec 2011 by Martin Klug

A health-care worker who had a severe reaction to a flu shot in 2005 could collect worker’s compensation benefits even though the shot was not mandatory and not an “accident” as a matter of law. The employer did not require employees... Read More