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Pennsylvania: Attendant Care-Providing Mother's Injuries at Hands of Knife-Wielding Son Are Compensable
Posted on 10 Jan 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

In a split decision involving bizarre circumstances, a Pennsylvania appellate court recently held that a woman employed under a state-funded program to provide attendant care services at her residence for her adult son, and who was brutally attacked by... Read More

Workplace Violence: Fatal Shooting at Dental Office Was Not Sufficiently Connected to Employment
Posted on 13 Feb 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

Good News: Overall Reduction in Violent Crime, “In” and “Out” of the Workplace With the stalled economy, high unemployment (and even higher levels of underemployment), record budget deficits at both the federal and state levels... Read More

Workplace Violence: Employer Strategies for Prevention of Violence and Preparing for OSHA Inspections
Posted on 4 Dec 2014 by Thomas A. Robinson

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers’ compensation. Despite strides made in recent years in reducing the... Read More

Risky Business for Small Retailers: The Hard Sell for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs
Posted on 1 May 2015 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

How can public health departments and occupational safety organizations engage small retailers to participate in a workplace violence prevention program (WVPP)? Using a formal business networking organization might seem like an obvious first choice, but... Read More

Workplace Violence: The Troubling Disconnect Between OSHA Figures and What’s Really Happening
Posted on 18 May 2018 by Karen C. Yotis

Conducting Impartial Assessments and Making Tough Decisions in a Politicized World By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. When we go to work each day, we don’t expect to be attacked. Nor do we anticipate suffering serious bodily harm. And we can hardly imagine... Read More

2012 RIMS Annual Conference April 15-18: Why Workers’ Comp Defense Attorneys Should Attend the Lollapalooza of the Risk Management Industry
Posted on 24 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The 2012 RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition April 15-18 in Philadelphia is the lollapalooza of the risk management industry, what with its high energy, dynamic speakers, 120+ sessions, 10,000 attendees from 50 different countries, 400 exhibitors... Read More

LexisNexis® Workers Compensation Law Community Podcast: Scott Beckman on the 2012 RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff

In this edition, Scott Beckman, Vice President of Claims for ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co. and Chair of RIMS Conference Programming Committee, highlights the sessions, events and keynote speakers, including Moneyball's Billy Beane, for the 2012 RIMS... Read More

Tragedy in Paris Reminds Us that Workplace Violence Is a Serious Risk
Posted on 17 Nov 2015 by Jennifer Jordan

As the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference concluded in Las Vegas last week, there were workers in restaurants and the concert venue in Paris experiencing real time workplace violence scenarios just like those discussed... Read More

No Boundaries – RIMS 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition
Posted on 12 Apr 2012 by Jennifer Jordan

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq. The annual conference held by the Risk and Insurance Management Society is being held April 15 through April 18 at the Philadelphia Convention Center and, as always, is anticipated to be the biggest gathering of insurance... Read More

Nebraska: Internet Search for Registered Sex Offenders Leads to Workplace Assault
Posted on 17 Jul 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Nebraska appellate court affirmed the denial of workers’ compensation benefits for an employee who sustained injuries to his nose, clavicle and shoulder when he was assaulted on the employer’s premises by a co-worker wielding a brass hammer... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (12/2/2012)
Posted on 2 Dec 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 77 No. 11 Nov. 2012 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 ISSUE... Read More

LexisNexis® Workers Compensation Law Community Podcast: Scott Beckman on the 2012 RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff

In this edition, Scott Beckman, Vice President of Claims for ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co. and Chair of RIMS Conference Programming Committee, highlights the sessions, events and keynote speakers, including Moneyball's Billy Beane, for the 2012 RIMS... Read More

The International Scene: Sacked Through Facebook, Death by iPad, Facial Injuries, ER Violence
Posted on 3 Jun 2010 by Robin E. Kobayashi

Here's a round up of interesting workplace news from around the world... - In what is believed to be the first termination notice through Facebook, a 16-year-old worker was informed by her boss at the cafe where she worked that she was being let... Read More

Plays Well With Others? Not In DE--Section 2353(b) Forfeiture Defense Upheld For Employer
Posted on 22 Oct 2010 by Cassandra Roberts

Once again this week the Detour & Frolic pauses on the forfeiture statute, this time Section 2353(b), sometimes called the "recklessness defense". Rarely raised, even more rarely victorious. So props to Chris McGarry at Elzufon Austin Tarlov... Read More

Workplace Violence: Fatal Shooting at Dental Office Was Not Sufficiently Connected to Employment
Posted on 13 Feb 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

Good News: Overall Reduction in Violent Crime, “In” and “Out” of the Workplace With the stalled economy, high unemployment (and even higher levels of underemployment), record budget deficits at both the federal and state levels... Read More