CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES
Vol. 88, No. 5 May 2023
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...
By Hon. Susan V. Hamilton, Former Assistant Secretary and Deputy Commissioner, California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
In 2022 there were 7,490 wildfires in California. They burned 362,455 acres...
By Christopher Mahon
Should temporary workers be treated separately under workers’ compensation law due to additional employment and income risks they may incur after workplace injuries? A new study...
Here's a noteworthy panel decision where a family member conveyed essential information to the AME on behalf of the injured employee. The Lexis headnote is below.
CA - NOTEWORTHY PANEL DECISIONS...
Oakland, CA – Part II of a California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) research series on low- volume/high-cost drugs used to treat California injured workers identifies three Dermatological drugs...
The Supreme Court of Georgia affirmed a trial court’s order granting summary judgment to an employer in a wrongful death action filed by the mother of a deceased employee, agreeing that the exclusive remedy provisions of the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act barred the civil action. That the mother, who was not dependent upon her son, could not recover any workers’ compensation benefits did not dictate a different finding, indicated the court. Moreover, the Act’s limitation on the recovery of non-dependent heirs under O.C.G.A. § 34-9-265(b)(1) did not violate the mother’s constitutional rights to due process and equal protection.
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.
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See Barzey v. City of Cuthbert, 2014 Ga. LEXIS 710 (Sept. 22, 2014) [2014 Ga. LEXIS 710 (Sept. 22, 2014)]
See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 100.05 [100.05]
Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law.
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