Workers' Compensation

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WY: Employee’s Intentional Tort Action Against Co-Employees Fails
Posted on 18 Oct 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

As noted in Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , §§103.03, 103.04, when construing the intentional tort exception to a state’s Workers’ Compensation Act, most jurisdictions say “intent means intent,” that... Read More

Wyoming: Jury Determination That Driver Was Within Course of Employment Not Binding on Administrative Hearings Office
Posted on 4 Apr 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Quoting Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law and observing that the test of liability in the workers' compensation setting is not the relation of an individual's fault or negligence to an event, as it is within the tort arena, but rather... Read More

Wyoming: Burden of Proof Includes the “Burden of Persuasion”
Posted on 30 Aug 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Emphasizing that the burden of proof contains two elements: (i) the burden of production and (ii) the burden of persuasion, the Supreme Court of Wyoming recently affirmed a trial court’s finding that a claimant failed to establish a causal connection... Read More

Wyoming: Undocumented Worker Might Avoid Exclusive Remedy Defense
Posted on 3 Oct 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Wyoming’s definition of “employee,” which includes illegal aliens only if the employer reasonably believes both at the date of hire and the date of injury, based upon documentation in the employer’s possession, that the worker... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/2/2015)
Posted on 2 Mar 2015 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WCRI Study Updates on Rising Hospital Costs in Workers Compensation . OR WCD Releases Full Report on 2014 WC Premium Rate Ranking . Study on Opioid Tolerance Could Help Pain Patients Stay on Lower Dosages . Study: Risk of Unintentional Overdose... Read More

Wyoming: Unusual Exertion Opening Mud-Caked Access Panel Means Fatal Heart Attack Was Compensable Injury
Posted on 2 Oct 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Where a heavy equipment maintenance worker died following a massive heart attack and prior to the onset of the worker’s cardiac symptoms he complained to his wife that he had great difficulty opening an access panel required to service one of his... Read More