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Oregon: Eye Injury from Exploding Energy Drink is Compensable
Posted on 30 Aug 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

Liberally citing Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , § 4.01, et seq., an Oregon appellate court found substantial evidence supported a finding by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board that awarded benefits to an employee... Read More

Catherine the Great on The Porcelain Throne…… and The Personal Comfort Doctrine in Delaware
Posted on 29 Jul 2015 by Cassandra Roberts

Not since my post on Defecation Syncope (7/27/10) have I had this much fun. One of my personal faves as to claimant’s counsel, Cynthia Pruitt --protecting the rights of workers everywhere to empty their bladders on the job…… and then... Read More

Salesman’s Cigarette Break at Convenience Store Fell Within Personal Comfort Doctrine: Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/15/2015)
Posted on 15 Sep 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the final batch of advanced postings for the September 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All... Read More

Missouri: Injuries Sustained When Lunchroom Chair Collapsed Are Compensable
Posted on 20 Nov 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Missouri appellate court affirmed an award of permanent total disability benefits against the state’s Second Injury Fund where claimant’s lunchroom chair collapsed as he sat eating lunch. The claimant injured his low back and developed intense... Read More

Kentucky: Divided Supreme Court Draws Distinction Between Deviations in Work Performance and Those During Personal Comfort Activity
Posted on 16 Jan 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A divided Supreme Court of Kentucky held that injuries sustained during a paid break by an office worker, when she was hit by a car as she crossed a street in front of her employer’s premises did not arise out of and in the course of her employment... Read More

Bad News for Nevada Injured Workers Who Fall at Work?
Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by Virginia Hunt

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, about a fifth of all workplace fatalities in Nevada were caused by a worker falling. Almost every serious fall injury I've handled in the Nevada work comp arena in the past fifteen years was... Read More

Kangaroo Court: How Would Delaware Handle the Australian Hotel Sex Romp Case?
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Today we are going to talk about the goings on elsewhere in the wacky world of comp. It is oddly appropriate that the week I joined the Linked In Work Comp Analysis Group, I stepped into the midst of a case that has garnered national attention. I would... Read More

Kangaroo Court: How Would Delaware Handle the Australian Hotel Sex Romp Case?
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Today we are going to talk about the goings on elsewhere in the wacky world of comp. It is oddly appropriate that the week I joined the Linked In Work Comp Analysis Group, I stepped into the midst of a case that has garnered national attention. I would... Read More

Bad News for Nevada Injured Workers Who Fall at Work?
Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by Virginia Hunt

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, about a fifth of all workplace fatalities in Nevada were caused by a worker falling. Almost every serious fall injury I've handled in the Nevada work comp arena in the past fifteen years was... Read More