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Oregon: “Annex Parking Area” Considered Part of Employer’s Premises for Purposes of Going and Coming Rule
Posted on 1 Jan 2022 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where an employer determined that there was inadequate parking for its employees immediately adjacent to its offices and arranged through its landlord to secure additional parking spaces in a nearby parking lot, and encouraged its employees to utilize... Read More

Virginia: “Actual Risk” Rule Bars Employee’s Claim for Slip and Fall on Workplace Steps
Posted on 28 Jul 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

Again indicating that Virginia’s “actual risk” doctrine results in the denial of claims in which an employee sustains injuries in a fall in an unobstructed hallway or on steps located in the employer’s premises unless the claimant... Read More

Maryland: Home-Based Worker’s Slip and Fall on Sidewalk Near Home Might Be Compensable
Posted on 28 Jun 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Maryland appellate court, indicating it was undertaking a case of first impression, held that the compensability of an injury to a home-based employee depended upon an examination of the factors involved in the so-called “Larson Three-Part Test”... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: No Benefits for Salmonella Poisoning From Catered Lunch
Posted on 8 Feb 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Course and Scope, Exclusive Remedy, and Causal Connection. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Idiopathic Fall From Bridge Arose From Employment
Posted on 29 Mar 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Idiopathic Fall, Hepatitis, Slip and Fall, and Heart Attack. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law ... Read More

Virginia: Injury That Occurred Two Weeks After Notice of Retirement Qualifies Employee for Temporary Total Disability Benefits
Posted on 6 Nov 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Where a long-time employee notified his employer that he would be retiring in one month and, two weeks prior to retirement, he tripped and fell in a work-related accident, received medical treatment in a worksite clinic and was placed on restricted duty... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (10/29/2011) – No Benefits for Worker When Her Foot Slipped Off Sandal
Posted on 29 Oct 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Intentional Tort, Out-of-State Worker, Slip and Fall, Court-Appointed Counsel, and Workers’ Comp Fraud . Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer... Read More

Larson Spotlight on Recent Cases: Street-Risk Doctrine Applied to Verizon Worker Assaulted by Random Stranger
Posted on 26 Apr 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Street Risk Doctrine, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Slip and Fall, and Amputation. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

New Jersey: Slip and Fall in Elevator Lobby of Multi-Tenant Office Building is Not Compensable
Posted on 20 Mar 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

In an unpublished opinion, a New Jersey appellate court held that an employee who slipped and fell in front of a ground floor elevator in a multi-tenant office building while on her way to her upper-floor office did not suffer a compensable injury under... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Factual Issues Related to Fatal Shooting of Employee Preclude Summary Judgment on Exclusivity Issue
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Exclusive Remedy, Unusual Risk, LHWCA & Average Weekly Wage, and Hearsay Rule. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

California: Claimant’s Psychiatric Injury Was Not “Extraordinary” Under the Circumstances
Posted on 29 Apr 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Under Cal. Labor Code § 3208.3(d), where the employer has employed an employee for less than six months, the employee may not recover for a psychiatric injury unless the injury is caused by a “sudden and extraordinary employment condition.”... Read More

Oklahoma: Slip and Fall Outside Premises Door Still Compensable in Spite of Personal Errand
Posted on 2 May 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

An employee's purpose in leaving work is relevant in deciding whether going and coming injuries arise out of employment; it is not, however, dispositive. The Supreme Court of Oklahoma accordingly reversed a decision of the state’s Court of Civil... Read More

Missouri: Court Awards Benefits for Slip from Sidewalk
Posted on 13 Apr 2016 by Martin Klug

An administrative assistant in 2012 was leaving work, stepped off of a ramp onto a sidewalk on the employer’s property on the way to her car and injured her ankle. The court of appeals affirmed an award of benefits and found that the accident arose... Read More

West Virginia: Employee’s Injuries After Mysterious Fall Are Not Compensable
Posted on 18 Sep 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia affirmed a decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board of Review that rejected an employee’s application for benefits where the employee claimed he sustained head, ankle, and neck... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Extended Premises Doctrine Applied to Slip and Fall Case
Posted on 9 May 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Premises Doctrine, Intentional Tort, Occupational Disease, and Covered Situs. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation... Read More