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Minnesota: Temporary Total Disability Owed May Not Be Offset by Payments Made Under Short-Term Disability Plan
Posted on 8 Mar 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Payments made to an injured employee under an employer’s short-term disability may not be used to offset amounts owed to the employee for the same period of disability under the employer's self-funded, self-administered, short-term disability... Read More

Maine: Employer Allowed Retroactive Credit for Portion of Payments Made While Claimant Received Social Security Benefits
Posted on 9 Feb 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

In a case of first impression within the jurisdiction, a divided Maine Supreme Judicial Court held that the “coordination of benefits” provision in the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act, 39-A M.R.S. § 221(1) entitles an employer... Read More

United States: Postal Worker Loses $37K in SSDI Benefits for Failure to Advise of Workers’ Comp Awards
Posted on 11 May 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision of the Social Security Appeals Council that found a disabled postal worker was not without fault in failing to submit complete, accurate information to the Social Security Commission regarding awards... Read More

United States: Employer May Offset Workers’ Comp Benefits Against Amounts Owed Under Long-Term Disability Plan
Posted on 24 Feb 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision by a U.S. District Court judge that held, as a matter of law, that an employer was entitled to offset an injured worker’s PPD workers’ compensation benefits against the worker’s long... Read More

Request for Additional Information Extended Time to Issue Utilization Review Determination: Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (6/15/2016)
Posted on 15 Jun 2016 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the June 2016 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (9/9/2011) - Worker Fails to Show Wage Loss, Asbestosis Claim Fails
Posted on 9 Sep 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Asbestosis, Subrogation, Joint Employee, Pension, and Intentional Misrepresentation . Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

United States: UIM Insurer May Not Offset Workers' Compensation Benefits Received by Plaintiff
Posted on 22 Apr 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Construing Colorado law, a federal district court held that in a suit to recover UIM benefits under an insurance policy issued to plaintiff by the defendant insurance company, evidence related to the plaintiff’s prior recovery of medical expenses... Read More

Kansas: Comp Benefits Offset By Social Security Benefits in All Cases
Posted on 11 Dec 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Reversing a decision by the state’s Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Kansas held that under the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act, an injured worker’s compensation must be reduced by any social security retirement benefits... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (4/11/2017)
Posted on 11 Apr 2017 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 82 No. 3 Mar 2017 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: March to June 2011
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Keith J. Kasper

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Carr v. Verizon New England, Inc. , Opinion No. 8-11WC (Apr. 29, 2011). On cross motions for summary judgment Claimant's death claim fails as Claimant fails to show that his trip on a scheduled vacation date was related... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: No Offset Against Workers’ Comp Benefits Allowed for Unemployment Benefits
Posted on 5 Apr 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Offset, Retirement, Independent Contractor, and Choice of Law/Forum. 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: Court Questions Sufficient Nexus Where Injured Worker Hit by Car Returning From Physical Therapy Appointment
Posted on 4 May 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Intervening Cause, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Exclusive Remedy, and Offset. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Employer’s OSHA Violation Falls Short as Substantial Evidence of Intentional Wrong in Tort Action
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on OSHA Violation and Intentional Wrong, Offset of Wage Loss Benefits, Injury During Work Break, and Slip and Fall in Company Lot. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Employer’s OSHA Violation Falls Short as Substantial Evidence of Intentional Wrong in Tort Action
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on OSHA Violation and Intentional Wrong, Offset of Wage Loss Benefits, Injury During Work Break, and Slip and Fall in Company Lot. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: March to June 2011
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Keith J. Kasper

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Carr v. Verizon New England, Inc. , Opinion No. 8-11WC (Apr. 29, 2011). On cross motions for summary judgment Claimant's death claim fails as Claimant fails to show that his trip on a scheduled vacation date was... Read More