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South Carolina: Using “Bunkhouse Rule,” Court Affirms Award of Death Benefits to Murdered Motel Employee
Posted on 25 Apr 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

Applying the so-called “bunkhouse rule,” a South Carolina appellate court affirmed a decision by the Appellate Panel of the South Carolina Court of Appeals that had awarded death benefits to the children of a motel worker who was shot and... Read More

Virginia: UPS Driver Awarded Benefits for PTSD Caused by Encounter With Murdered Customer
Posted on 12 Sep 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A Virginia appellate court affirmed an award of benefits to a UPS driver who claimed he had suffered from work-related PTSD. Acknowledging that in Virginia, a claimant may recover workers' compensation benefits for a purely psychological injury, provided... Read More

Mississippi: Evidence That Worker Was Subject of Murder Investigation Insufficient to Establish His Injuries Were Self-Inflicted
Posted on 11 Apr 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Evidence that an electrical line worker was under investigation for murder, that law enforcement officials had obtained a DNA sample from him a few days earlier, that he was not “acting as jovial as usual on the day of the accident,” that... Read More

United States: Surviving Spouse May Not Maintain Tort Action Against Employer Following Robbery and Murder
Posted on 31 Mar 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

The surviving spouse of a woman who worked at a Virginia apartment complex and who sustained fatal injuries when she was attacked and stabbed by a robber cannot maintain a civil action against the employer; the tort action was barred by the exclusive... Read More

Florida: Food Store Manager’s Murder By Jealous Assailant Arose Out of and In Course of Employment
Posted on 23 May 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Fatal injuries sustained by a food store manager was struck and run over by a car driven by a man who claimed to have been reacting to the decedent’s alleged sexual harassment of the man’s girlfriend, who worked as a cashier at the food store... Read More

New York: Assistant Manager’s PTSD Claim Tied to Murder-for-Hire Scheme Found Compensable
Posted on 11 Jul 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A New York appellate court, affirming a decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board, has held that the exacerbation of a supermarket assistant manager’s preexisting PTSD arose out of and in the course of his employment when,... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (11/12/2010)
Posted on 14 Nov 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Noncompliance, Fraud, Attorney's Fees in PPO Case, Underinsured Motorist, and Job Retraining. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More