Workers' Compensation

Recent Posts

California: Physical Injury That Is a Result of Work Related Stress
Posted on 29 Sep 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

The ongoing confusion under McCoy of whether causation thresholds and affirmative defenses provided for in Labor Code § 3208.3 (lawful, good-faith, nondiscriminatory personnel action) apply to a physical injury that is the manifestation of work related... Read More

Supervisor’s Verbal Attack on Applicant Was Not Disciplinary or Correction Action: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (11/17/2015)
Posted on 18 Nov 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the December 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

California: Claim Against UR Physician Not Preempted by Workers’ Compensation Law
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Noting that a utilization review physician has a doctor-patient relationship with the person whose medical records are being reviewed, a California appellate court held that in at least some circumstances an injured worker and his wife could maintain... Read More

Nebraska: Nurse Awarded PTSD Benefits After Series of Assaults by Patients
Posted on 11 Sep 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A nurse, who suffered a series of assaults by patients at her employer’s hospital may recover for her mental disability—major depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder—in spite of Nebraska’s general rule that requires... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Guilty Plea Sentence Affirmed for Workers’ Comp Fraud
Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Fraud, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Employer Status for Religious Colony, and Negligent Provision of Firearm. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer... Read More

MO: “She’s a Drama Queen” Defense Fails In PTSD Claim
Posted on 17 Aug 2010 by Martin Klug

Claimant alleged post-traumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder after a semi rear-ended her car, resulting in physical-mental injuries and the need for a thoracic fusion. The Commission affirmed an award of permanent and total disability... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (7/30/2010)
Posted on 31 Jul 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Mental Injury, Attorney's Fees, Death Benefits, Intentional Tort, and Statute of Limitations. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Guilty Plea Sentence Affirmed for Workers’ Comp Fraud
Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Fraud, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Employer Status for Religious Colony, and Negligent Provision of Firearm. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (7/23/2010)
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Filing of Claim, Accidental Injury vs. Normal Work Routine, Mesothelioma Death Claim, Post-Traumatic Stress Claim, and Occupational Disease. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas... Read More

CT: Under Connecticut's Strict Statute, Police Officer Does Not Recover For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After High Speed Chase and Gunfight
Posted on 27 Aug 2010 by Thomas A. Robinson

A police officer with the Stamford, CT police department was involved in a high-speed car chase during a torrential rainstorm. At the conclusion of the chase, he was involved in a gun battle with the suspects and was in fear of losing his life. During... Read More