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Pennsylvania: Personal Comfort Doctrine Saves Injury Claim of Airport Employee
Posted on 17 Mar 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

An airport employee, who was seriously injured when she flipped her luggage transport “tug” on the airport tarmac as she drove to a terminal area to meet her mother, whom the employee had summoned to deliver feminine hygiene products and other... Read More

Physician Self-Referral Statute Doesn’t Apply to Inpatient Surgical Procedures (12/12/2014)
Posted on 12 Dec 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for December 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More

New York: Housekeeper’s Fall While Walking to Bathroom at Employers’ Hampton’s Residence Found Compensable
Posted on 30 Mar 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Substantial evidence supported an award of benefits to a housekeeper who worked for a couple at both their private residence in Manhattan and the Hamptons the evidence indicated the housekeeper, while staying overnight at the Hamptons residence, sustained... Read More

Oregon: Board Should Have Considered Personal Comfort Doctrine in Parking Lot Injury
Posted on 8 Dec 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

The personal comfort doctrine is part of the “course and scope inquiry,” and accordingly, it precedes any discussion of the going and coming rule, which applies when the worker has left the course and scope of the employment, held an Oregon... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Slip and Fall During Unpaid Lunch Break
Posted on 6 Dec 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Unpaid Lunch Break, Exclusive Remedy, Cancer Presumption, and Advance Payment. 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

The Company Outing: Course of Employment Issues
Posted on 18 May 2012 by Robin E. Kobayashi

Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes annual company picnics, baseball games, parties and the like. These types of events raise a host of workers’ comp issues for employers. For example, last week my manager took our entire team... Read More

Has the Going and Coming Rule Become Outdated?
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

A well-known personal injury attorney once said, “If I have to explain away more than three concerns in my own mind when deciding to take a case, then it is probably not a case I want to take”. Another way of saying this would be, when there... Read More

MO: Supreme Court to Address "Equal Exposure" Defense
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by Martin Klug

When is an accident not compensable because an injured worker was equally exposed to the hazard or risk outside of and unrelated to the employment? The issue will now go to the Missouri Supreme Court, based on a recent transfer by the Eastern District... Read More

"Blunder Down Under" – An Interview With Cassandra Roberts On the Australian Rough Sex In A Hotel Workers’ Compensation Claim
Posted on 26 Jun 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Cassandra Roberts of Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor LLP discusses an Australian workers' comp case involving injury to a government worker attending a conference (referred to the Australian rough sex case), the view of course and scope in Australia... Read More

"Blunder Down Under" – An Interview With Cassandra Roberts On the Australian Rough Sex In A Hotel Workers’ Compensation Claim
Posted on 26 Jun 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Cassandra Roberts of Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor LLP discusses an Australian workers' comp case involving injury to a government worker attending a conference (referred to the Australian rough sex case), the view of course and scope in Australia... Read More

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad-- A Little Ditty about Course and Scope in Delaware
Posted on 8 Jul 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

Last month must have been course and scope month at the IAB. Three recent releases from the IAB all discuss the issue of course and scope, specifically the "going and coming rule". I myself took a little trip down to Baltimore two nights ago... Read More

Has the Going and Coming Rule Become Outdated?
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

A well-known personal injury attorney once said, “If I have to explain away more than three concerns in my own mind when deciding to take a case, then it is probably not a case I want to take”. Another way of saying this would be, when there... Read More

MO: Supreme Court to Address "Equal Exposure" Defense
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by Martin Klug

When is an accident not compensable because an injured worker was equally exposed to the hazard or risk outside of and unrelated to the employment? The issue will now go to the Missouri Supreme Court, based on a recent transfer by the Eastern District... Read More

Workers’ Compensation and Home Office Injuries: Dogged Claimant One Step Closer to Victory in Oregon
Posted on 17 Jun 2011 by Karen C. Yotis

By Karen Yotis, Esq. Traditional approaches to precepts as basic as ‘course and scope of employment’ and ‘traveling employee’ may be going to the dogs in Oregon because of a claim involving an interior decorator whose Home Sweet... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Slip and Fall During Unpaid Lunch Break
Posted on 6 Dec 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Unpaid Lunch Break, Exclusive Remedy, Cancer Presumption, and Advance Payment. 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