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California: Workers' Comp Case Roundup (2/14/2018)
Posted on 14 Feb 2018 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 83 No. 1 January 2018 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS... Read More

Utah: Widow’s Tort Case Against Co-Worker Barred under Special Errand Rule
Posted on 27 Jun 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Utah affirmed a trial court’s determination that fatal injuries sustained in a vehicular accident involving an automobile being driven by the decedent’s co-worker, Giguere, and in which the decedent was a passenger were... Read More

Pennsylvania: Donut Shop Manager was Traveling Employee; Death Claim Not Barred by Going and Coming Rule
Posted on 29 Sep 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where an employee worked as manager at one of the employer’s three donut shops, was occasionally required to respond to operational issues at the other two shops, and sustained fatal injuries in an vehicle accident as he traveled from his residence to... Read More

Maryland: Police Officer Recovers Under Special Errand Doctrine
Posted on 22 Sep 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

A police officer, who sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident while traveling home after attending police training held at a different site from his usual workplace, and which was held on a day that he had been scheduled to be using personal leave... Read More

Use of Workers’ Comp Doctrines Within Tort Arena: Borrowed Legal Doctrines Don’t Really Fit
Posted on 10 Nov 2013 by Thomas A. Robinson

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations below link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance . During a conversation years ago with my mentor and friend, Arthur Larson, I asked him if there were special challenges in teaching workers’... Read More

Wisconsin: Maintenance Worker’s Slip and Fall on Driveway Ice Held Compensable
Posted on 2 Aug 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

A Wisconsin appellate court recently affirmed a Commission decision to grant workers’ compensation coverage for injuries a worked sustained when he slipped on ice in his driveway. Quoting Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law and agreeing... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (11/25/2011) – Climbing Over Guardrail and Jumping or Falling 60 Feet Was Not Within Course of Employment
Posted on 23 Nov 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Statute of Limitations, Structured Settlements, Special Errand, Unexplained Fall, and LHWCA Maximum Weekly Rate. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer... Read More

MO: “Special Errand” Costs Employer in Cross-Over Accident
Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by Martin Klug

An employee acts in the course of her employment during an accident when she commutes on a regular route on a regular work day under a "special errand" exception to the going and coming rule. Defendant drove across a slick road in Cass County... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (11/25/2011) – Climbing Over Guardrail and Jumping or Falling 60 Feet Was Not Within Course of Employment
Posted on 23 Nov 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Statute of Limitations, Structured Settlements, Special Errand, Unexplained Fall, and LHWCA Maximum Weekly Rate. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer... Read More

MO: “Special Errand” Costs Employer in Cross-Over Accident
Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by Martin Klug

An employee acts in the course of her employment during an accident when she commutes on a regular route on a regular work day under a "special errand" exception to the going and coming rule. Defendant drove across a slick road in Cass... Read More

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad-- A Little Ditty about Course and Scope in Delaware
Posted on 8 Jul 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

Last month must have been course and scope month at the IAB. Three recent releases from the IAB all discuss the issue of course and scope, specifically the "going and coming rule". I myself took a little trip down to Baltimore two nights ago... Read More