Workers' Compensation

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Illinois: Claimant’s Self-Treatment of Foot Blister Does Not Break Chain of Causation
Posted on 6 May 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A claimant’s self-treatment in the form of lancing a blister on his foot with a sterilized needle was not an independent intervening act that would break the chain of causation between the work-related blister and a subsequent infection, held an... Read More

Federal: Ninth Circuit Says Truck Drivers Were Employees, Not Independent Contractors
Posted on 27 Jun 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Reversing a decision of a federal district court (Southern District of California), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the totality of the undisputed facts indicated that various truck drivers were employees of defendant and not independent... Read More

Post-Hire Fitness Evaluation May Reduce Workers’ Comp Costs for Lower Back Injuries in Commercial Truck Drivers
Posted on 7 Jun 2014 by Teresa McLoughlin Rice

Reducing the Financial Pain of Lower Back Pain With workers’ compensation costs on a relentless march upwards, studies suggesting that growth in some areas could possibly be tempered are sure to spark some interest and help validate what we intuitively... Read More