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Florida: With Regard to Requested $2,000 Advance, JCC May Consider Worker’s Financial Need
Posted on 26 Jul 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Florida appellate court affirmed an order by a Judge of Compensation Claims that denied a workers’ compensation claimant’s request for a $2,000 advance pursuant to § 440.20(12)(c), Fla. Stat., because she failed to establish a financial... Read More

Missouri: Court Compels Commission To Approve Settlement
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Martin Klug

A surviving widow negotiated with the employer to obtain a lump sum settlement but the Commission refused to approve the settlement and asserted that the agreement was not in accordance with her rights because it was less than the present value of the... Read More

Ohio: Court Strikes Down Provision Requiring Schedule Benefits to Be Paid Weekly, Instead of Lump Sum
Posted on 19 May 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Under the one-subject rule, set forth in the Ohio Constitution [art. II, § 15(D)], no bill may contain more than one “subject” and that subject must be clearly expressed in the bill’s title. An Ohio appellate court held that the... Read More

United States: Comp Claimant’s Execution of Compromise and Release Containing General Release Barred Subsequent Federal Action Under ADA and Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
Posted on 12 Jul 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

A federal district court recently held that plaintiff's execution of a Compromise and Release of his workers' compensation claim bars his right to raise claims under the ADA and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Accordingly, the federal court... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Illegal Immigration Status Doesn’t Bar Benefits
Posted on 1 Feb 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Illegal Aliens, Rehabilitation Services, Lump Sum, and Heart Attack. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Illegal Immigration Status Doesn’t Bar Benefits
Posted on 1 Feb 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Illegal Aliens, Rehabilitation Services, Lump Sum, and Heart Attack. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation... Read More

OH: JCARR Approves Rule on Lump Sum Payment for Workers Who Lose a Limb
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

COLUMBUS, OH - As reported in the Columbus Dispatch , the Ohio Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review met yesterday to review a wide variety of recent rule proposals, including a rule from the Bureau of Workers' Compensation regarding lump sum payments... Read More