Workers' Compensation

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Ohio: Abandonment of the Workplace, Rather than Psychological Injury, Was Cause of Claimant’s Lack of Earnings
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Where a claimant suffered a compensable back injury and medical evidence later indicated she had reached maximum medical improvement and where it also appeared that the claimant had not sought out employment after the MMI designation, it was within the... 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

Hawaii: Worker’s Depression Caused by “Misperception” of Work Event, Not the Event Itself
Posted on 16 Jan 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Where an employee’s claimed “psychological condition” was the result of his “misperception of various events and communications” and “was not caused or aggravated by work but was entirely imported by [the employee]... Read More

Brain Teaser: A New Take on Head Trauma and Related Impairment in Delaware
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

The summer release of IAB decisions includes two recent rulings that deal with closed head injury and claims for permanent impairment pursuant to 19 Del. Code Section 2326 . Both are claimant-friendly rulings worth sharing. Case #1: Charles Buckman... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (3/11/2011)
Posted on 12 Mar 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on MRSA Infection, Exposure to Chemical Cloud, Psychological Injury, Tort Action, and Employment Contract. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... 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

Brain Teaser: A New Take on Head Trauma and Related Impairment in Delaware
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

The summer release of IAB decisions includes two recent rulings that deal with closed head injury and claims for permanent impairment pursuant to 19 Del. Code Section 2326 . Both are claimant-friendly rulings worth sharing. Case #1: Charles Buckman... Read More