Workers' Compensation

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Nevada: Post-Retirement Cancer is Compensable for Firefighter
Posted on 26 Oct 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

The fact that a retired Nevada firefighter had no actual "wages" to replace, since his diagnosis for prostate cancer came three years after his retirement, did not mean he should not be awarded disability benefits based upon the wages he was... Read More

Illinois: Trial Court Wrong to Have Converted PPD Award to Lump Sum
Posted on 19 Oct 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Observing that the Illinois Legislature had indicated a strong preference for period payments, rather than lump sum awards, a state appellate court recently held it was error for a state trial court to order immediate payment, in a lump sum, of all PPD... Read More

New Jersey: Temporary Disability Benefits Ordered for Unemployed Volunteer Firefighter
Posted on 21 Feb 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Reversing a decision by a lower court, the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a volunteer firefighter, injured in the line of duty, need not show that she actually lost wages due to the injury in order to qualify for temporary disability benefits.... Read More

New York: Bond Trader Denied Reduced Earnings Award in Spite of PTSD Related to September 11 Attack
Posted on 4 Apr 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A New York appellate court affirmed a decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board that denied a corporate bond trader’s application for an award of reduced earnings that he claimed were caused by a PTSD condition brought about... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (12/10/2010)
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on PPOs, AMA Guides, Going and Coming, Lost Wages, Telecommuter. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law... Read More

More from the Delaware Supreme Court: This Time It's All About the Money
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

A brand new release from the Delaware Supreme Court and some new law on the wage statute, 19 Del. Code Section 2302. Bravo to claimant attorney Yvonne Saville for her persuasive oral argument and what I suspect was a scrumptious brief. Here is the issue... Read More