Workers' Compensation

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New York: Contractual Indemnity Disallowed When Indemnity Agreement Signed After Worker’s Injury
Posted on 26 Jul 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

New York’s workers’ compensation law prohibits a defendant from pursuing an indemnity or contribution action against the employer unless (a) the plaintiff/injured worker sustained a “grave injury” or there is a written indemnity... Read More

Ohio: $15,000 Settlement of Third-Party Claim Costs Injured Employee $61,500
Posted on 20 Sep 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Applying Ohio Rev. Code 4123.931(G), which provides in relevant part that if the injured employee settles with the third party without giving such notice, the employee and the third party are jointly and severally liable to pay the employer or carrier... Read More

Occupational Injuries and Third-Party Tort Claims: Effecting Change for Freelancers in the Digital Age or More Dust in the Wind?
Posted on 7 Mar 2018 by Karen C. Yotis

By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. Industrial accidents and occupational disease epidemics motivated the movement to pass national health and safety laws, and the interaction between third-party actions in the workplace and these historical drivers should operate... Read More

Kansas: Firefighter’s Rule Barring Most Suits Against Third Party Extended to Police Officers
Posted on 20 Apr 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

In a deeply divided decision, the Supreme Court of Kansas extended the firefighter’s rule to law enforcement officers. The rule, which is applied in more than half the states [see Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , § 110.08],... Read More