Workers' Compensation

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United States: Improper Cancellation Leaves Employer With Two Policies; Insurers Split Cost of Claim
Posted on 18 Jan 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a Missouri husband and wife operated a local bakery and each separately procured policies of workers’ compensation insurance for the business, cancellation of one of the policies nevertheless had to be in conformity with state law, held the... Read More

United States: Claimant’s Unilateral Mistake Cannot Defeat Settlement and Release
Posted on 14 Dec 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a former employee, represented by counsel, sought workers’ compensation benefits and later settled his claim for $3,800, executing a settlement agreement and general release, it was inconsistent for him later to argue that the release should... Read More

Washington: Worker’s “Innocent Misrepresentation” Leads to Erroneous Benefit Payments for Seven Years
Posted on 16 Sep 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where an “unknown person” assisted an injured worker complete a report of injury soon after the work-related incident and, because of a language barrier and the fact that the worker was heavily medicated at the time, the form indicated the... Read More