Workers' Compensation

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Ohio: Employee Who Tests Positive for Metabolites Entitled to Benefits Unless Marijuana Use Proximately Caused Accident
Posted on 27 Mar 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Unless an employee’s drug use was the proximate cause of his work-connected injury, he was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in spite of his violation of a workplace rule by having marijuana metabolites in his system at the workplace... Read More

Virginia: Proving Employee’s Intoxication Insufficient to Defeat Claim
Posted on 2 Mar 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Proof that an employee was intoxicated at the time of his or her injury is not sufficient to defeat the claim, held a Virginia appellate court recently; the employer must also prove that the intoxication caused the accident resulting in injury. Where... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (7/8/2011) – Supreme Court Says FELA Does Not Use Common Law Concept of Proximate Cause
Posted on 8 Jul 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on FELA, Malicious Prosecution, Tort Action Against Employer, Jones Act, and Retaliatory Termination. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More