Workers' Compensation

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New York: Temporary “Leased” Employee Barred From Suing Borrowing Employer
Posted on 22 Sep 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

A temporary worker employed by an agency, who was assigned as a coat checker at the Faculty House of Columbia University, could not maintain a tort action against the university for injuries she sustained when she tripped over a threshold near the Faculty... Read More

Indiana: Temporary Worker’s Tort Suit Against Employer To Whom He or She is Assigned Held Barred
Posted on 29 Aug 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Citing earlier precedent from the state’s Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals of Indiana held that for purposes of the Workers’ Compensation Act a “leased” or temporary employee is generally considered the joint employee of both... Read More

Payroll Company Liable for Temp Worker’s Injuries: Cal. Comp. Cases July Advanced Postings (7/10/2014)
Posted on 10 Jul 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for July 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved... Read More

Georgia: Parent’s Wrongful Death Action for Negligent Hiring of Convicted Felon May Proceed
Posted on 26 Feb 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Where an employee was shot and killed by a co-employee on the special employer’s premises for no apparent reason—the two hardly knew each other and had no difficulties with each at work—the death did not arise out of and in the course... Read More

New York: Special Employer Is Immune From Tort Liability Related to Temporary Employee’s Injuries
Posted on 18 Sep 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Stating the general rule, that for purposes of the N.Y. Workers’ Compensation Law, the receipt of workers’ compensation benefits from a general employer precludes an employee from commencing a negligence action against the special employer... Read More

Tennessee: Roofer Not “Temporary Worker” Under Terms of General Liability Policy
Posted on 8 Aug 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

A worker engaged to assist the owners of a commercial building with the recoating of the building’s roof was an “employee” and not a “temporary worker” within the meaning of a commercial general liability policy,” held... Read More