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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

The Top 10 Bizarre Workers’ Compensation Cases for 2015
Posted on 3 Jan 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

Last November, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 24th Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference in Las Vegas. My session was a spin-off of what has become one of my most popular annual blog offerings—a presentation... Read More

Interpreter Sanctioned for Attempting to Deliberately Mislead Judge: Cal. Comp. Cases July Advanced Postings (7/11/2012)
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the next batch of advanced postings for the July 2012 issue of California Compensation Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can access the complete headnotes and summaries . © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Alberto Stambuk... Read More

Missouri: $20,000 in Medical Expenses Ordered Paid by Employer for Simple Muscle Strain Due to Lack of Interpreter
Posted on 20 Feb 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

An employer must pay almost $20,000 in medical expenses that resulted when a worker—a U.S. citizen—but whose native language is Spanish and who could not read or write English, could not communicate effectively with medical staff who in turn... Read More

California: Notes From CHSWC
Posted on 23 Jun 2013 by Julius Young

The California Commission of Health, Safety and Workers' Compensation held its first 2013 meeting this past Thursday. Here's a thumbnail sketch of some of the more interesting tidbits discussed: Christine Baker, Director of the California Department... Read More

Florida: Court Affirms JCC’s Refusal to Refer Injured Employee to Spanish-Speaking Psychologist
Posted on 6 Jun 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A divided Florida appellate court affirmed a JCC’s rejection of an injured employee’s request for referral to a Spanish-speaking psychologist as recommended by the employee’s treating physician. Agreeing that the referral to a Spanish... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (6/20/2010)
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson’s Spotlight on Asbestos, Intentional Tort, Challenging Compensability, Interpreter Services, and Job Firing. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson’s... Read More

Interpreter Sanctioned for Attempting to Deliberately Mislead Judge: Cal. Comp. Cases July Advanced Postings (7/11/2012)
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the next batch of advanced postings for the July 2012 issue of California Compensation Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can access the complete headnotes and summaries . © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Alberto... Read More