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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

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

Arkansas: Housekeeper’s Slip and Fall Found Compensable
Posted on 3 Oct 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A hotel housekeeper, who sustained injuries when she slipped on water on a stairway as she carried food she had found in one of the hotel rooms to a refrigerator in the laundry room, may recover workers’ compensation benefits, held an Arkansas court... 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

Illinois: Courthouse Employee’s Fall Near Courthouse Door Found Compensable
Posted on 16 May 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Reversing the denial of benefits to a county courthouse employee, who caught her two-inch heel in a crack in the sidewalk just outside the courthouse door as she returned from a work-related meeting in a nearby building, an Illinois appellate court found... Read More

Virginia: Unusual Height of Platform Means “Step-Down” Injury Is Compensable
Posted on 21 Nov 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

In a decision that has not been designated for publication, the Court of Appeals of Virginia affirmed an award of workers’ compensation benefits to a worker who injured his right knee, back, and right hip when he allegedly slipped while stepping... Read More

Iowa: No Claim for Bad-Faith Denial Could Be Maintained Where Insurer Had Reasonable Basis for Initial Denial
Posted on 22 Aug 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Acknowledging that Iowa law recognized a common-law cause of action against an insurer for bad-faith denial or delay of insurance benefits, and the tort has been extended to include workers' compensation cases, an Iowa appellate court nevertheless... Read More

Oklahoma: Parking Lot Injury Covered in Spite of Special Statute’s Language
Posted on 8 Jul 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A divided Supreme Court of Oklahoma held that a university employee sustained injuries arising out of and in the course of her employment when she slipped and fell on ice in a campus parking lot where she had been instructed to park. The majority found... Read More

Florida: Premises Owner That Contracts With Cleaning Service Is Not Statutory Employer
Posted on 25 Mar 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Where a health care system (“the system”) owned a children’s clinic and contracted with a service company for the latter to provide cleaning services at the clinic, the system was not the statutory employer of the service company’s... Read More

Missouri: Parking Lot Injury Covered In Spite of Fact That Employer Did Not Own It
Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A Missouri appellate court affirmed an award of workers’ compensation benefits to an employee who sustained a severe knee injury when he slipped and fell on ice and snow in a parking lot near his employer’s premises. Acknowledging that the... Read More