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 Nevada held that statutory definition of a prison “work program” contained in Nev. Rev. Stat. § 616B.028(1) did not include a “half-way” house—a form of work release—where inmates were allowed to live if they were engaged in private employment. Accordingly, where an inmate lived at such a facility and sustained severe injuries while trimming a tree on the property of a full-service car wash where he was employed, the workers’ compensation benefits were the responsibility of the car wash and not the state’s Department of Corrections.
Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is the co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).
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See Nevada Dep’t of Corr. v. York Claims Servs., Inc., 2015 Nev. LEXIS 32 (May 7, 2015) [2015 Nev. LEXIS 32 (May 7, 2015)]
See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 64.03 [64.03]
For a more detailed discussion of the case, see http://www.workcompwriter.com/nevada-work-release-inmates-injuries-are-responsibility-of-employer-not-state/
Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law.
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