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What’s New in Florida Workers’ Compensation: 2018
Posted on 21 Jun 2018 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

By Robert J. Grace, Jr., Esq. & Lyle Platt, Esq. Since publication of our last edition of Dubreuil’s Florida Workers’ Compensation Handbook (LexisNexis), legislative activity was confined to a popularly supported bill regarding first... Read More

WV: Hijacked Driver Wins PTSD Claim Despite Restrictive Mental-Mental Statute
Posted on 1 Nov 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia recently affirmed a decision by the state’s Board of Review that awarded benefits for a PTSD injury sustained by a UPS driver who was accosted and his truck hijacked by a man with a rifle. The gunman... Read More

PA: High Court Reverses Lower Court Decision That Denied State Trooper’s PTSD Claim
Posted on 8 Nov 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

In Pennsylvania, to establish a so-called “mental-mental” injury claim, the employee must demonstrate that the injury resulted from "abnormal working conditions.” Announcing that the Commonwealth Court had “strayed beyond... Read More

OK: Check Cashing Clerk Establishes PTSD Claim After Two Robberies
Posted on 4 Oct 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Along with a number of other states, Oklahoma generally bars recovery of workers’ compensation benefits associated with mental injuries that are “unaccompanied” by physical injury [see Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law ... Read More

West Virginia: Rush of Air, Dust, Debris From Explosion Satisfied “Physical” Component for PTSD Claim
Posted on 26 Jul 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

West Virginia is within the group of states that does not allow recovery of workers’ compensation benefits for mental-mental injuries [see W. Va. Code § 23-4-1f (2013)]. Affirming a decision by the state’s Board of Review, the state’s... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (4/22/2013)
Posted on 22 Apr 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Unclear if Boston Marathon Bombings an Act of Terrorism... 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

Missouri: Refugee Awarded 'Total' for His Days in the Bosnian War
Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by Martin Klug

Claimant’s “harrowing experiences” during the Bosnian war entitled him to permanent and total disability benefits against the Second Injury Fund, according to the Commission in the case Music v Red Brick Management, 2013 MOWCLR Lexis... 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

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Nov. 20-22, 2013: Discounted CLE Opportunity!
Posted on 11 Oct 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Thanks to our partnership with the National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® LexisNexis and LRP have arranged a special $325.00 discount for our LexisNexis Legal Newsroom members for this year's event! NWCDC , November... Read More

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Nov. 20-22, 2013: Discounted CLE Opportunity!
Posted on 25 Oct 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Thanks to our partnership with the National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® LexisNexis and LRP have arranged a special $325.00 discount for our LexisNexis Legal Newsroom members for this year's event! NWCDC , November... Read More

The Top 10 Bizarre Workers' Comp Cases for 2013
Posted on 2 Jan 2014 by Thomas A. Robinson

© Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. For reprint permission, contact Robin.E.Kobayashi@lexisnexis.com . During the past several Januarys, I’ve shared with readers my annual list of bizarre workers’ compensation cases for... Read More

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Nov. 20-22, 2013: Discounted CLE Opportunity!
Posted on 1 Nov 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Thanks to our partnership with the National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® LexisNexis and LRP have arranged a special $325.00 discount for our LexisNexis Legal Newsroom members for this year's event! NWCDC , November... Read More

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Nov. 20-22, 2013
Posted on 8 Nov 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® , November 20 - 22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, offers you in-person guidance on today's hottest legal issues from the same legal minds you follow on our web community. Not... Read More

Missouri: Commission Guts Benefits to Sex Assault Victim
Posted on 10 May 2012 by Martin Klug

When there is no other evidence on the issue of rate, the statutory minimum rate of $40 a week applies. The claimant has the burden to prove rate. Boilerplate pleading asserting the "maximum" rate on a claim did not entitle claimant to the statutory... Read More