Workers' Compensation

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Nebraska: Self-Employed Subcontractor Was Not Statutory Employee
Posted on 11 Apr 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a self-employed individual opted not to bring himself within the coverage of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act, he was not an “employee,” as that term is defined in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 48-115. Under those facts, where the... Read More

South Carolina: $14 Million Verdict Stands Since Worker Was Not Statutory Employee of Manufacturer
Posted on 8 Mar 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Affirming a judgment entered on a $14 million verdict in a mesothelioma case against a former textile manufacturer, the South Carolina Court of Appeals held that the deceased maintenance worker was not the statutory employee of the defendant’s predecessor... Read More

Vermont: Lack of “Wages” Sinks Volunteer Driver’s Comp Claim
Posted on 1 Jun 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Emphasizing that the definition of “employee” within the context of workers’ compensation law was not identical with the common law definition and that the tests used to determine whether a particular worker was an employee versus an... Read More

South Carolina: Control Not Key to Determining Statutory Employee Status
Posted on 1 May 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of South Carolina held that an employee of an uninsured cargo delivery business (West Expedited) was the statutory employee of another delivery business (Seko Charlotte), with whom West Expedited had contracted to deliver a load of parts... Read More