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California: UPS Driver May Not Sue Shipper for Injuries Related to Mislabeled Box
Posted on 8 Jan 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A UPS driver, who injured his back when he picked up a box whose weight had been mislabeled by a university employee may not maintain a lawsuit against the university for negligence; the risk of injury from lifting heavy boxes that might be labeled with... Read More

IL: Increased Risk of Injury May Be Either “Qualitatively” or “Quantitatively” Shown
Posted on 10 Jan 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

An Illinois appellate court recently an award of workers’ compensation benefits to a Community Service Officer who sustained injuries to his right knee and back when his knee “gave out” while he traversed a stairway in the police station... Read More

Missouri: Supreme Court Reverses Comp Benefits From Making Coffee
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Martin Klug

Claimant was injured in an office kitchen after making coffee and fell when she turned to put coffee grounds into the trash eventually resulting in surgery to her hip and pelvis. The Supreme Court in Johme v St. John's Mercy Healthcare, No. SC 92113... Read More

Missouri: Court Rejects Co-employee Liability in Wrongful Death Claim
Posted on 3 Jul 2012 by Martin Klug

Many Missouri employees have been dragged in court recently regarding workplace injuries following a landmark 2010 case Robinson v Hooker , 323 S.W.3d 418 (Mo. App. W.D. 2010), which concluded the exclusive remedy of the Missouri workers’ compensation... Read More

Missouri: Supreme Court Reverses Comp Benefits From Making Coffee
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Martin Klug

Claimant was injured in an office kitchen after making coffee and fell when she turned to put coffee grounds into the trash eventually resulting in surgery to her hip and pelvis. The Supreme Court in Johme v St. John's Mercy Healthcare, No. SC 92113... Read More

Missouri: Court Rejects Co-employee Liability in Wrongful Death Claim
Posted on 3 Jul 2012 by Martin Klug

Many Missouri employees have been dragged in court recently regarding workplace injuries following a landmark 2010 case Robinson v Hooker , 323 S.W.3d 418 (Mo. App. W.D. 2010), which concluded the exclusive remedy of the Missouri workers’ compensation... Read More

CDC Report Finds Younger Workers Face Higher Risk of Injury on the Job
Posted on 23 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (April 23, 2010) states that younger workers (defined as those aged 15--24 years) represent 14% of the U.S. labor force and face high risk for... Read More