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Thomas A. Robinson
Illinois: Slip and Fall on Wet Pavement in Employer’s Parking Lot Not Compensable

Where the employer’s parking lot was free of any ice or snow and had no defects on the paved surface where the claimant fell, but was merely wet from rain, claimant’s injury in a slip and fall accident arose from an activity of daily living...

Thomas A. Robinson
Oklahoma: Worker with Bilateral Inguinal Hernias Entitled to Separate TTD Award for Each Injury

Construing Oklahoma’s hernia statute [85A O.S. Supp. 2013 § 61], which permits an award of up to six weeks of TTD for each hernia suffered by a claimant, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma held that where an injured worker had sustained a bilateral...

Thomas A. Robinson
Maryland: Police Officer Recovers Under Special Errand Doctrine

A police officer, who sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident while traveling home after attending police training held at a different site from his usual workplace, and which was held on a day that he had been scheduled to be using personal leave...

Karen C. Yotis
Temporary Worker vs. Direct Hire Workers’ Comp Filings in Illinois: The Art of the Raw Deal

By Karen C. Yotis, Feature Resident Columnist, LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter While stopping just shy of concluding that temporary worker status—by itself—results in lower workers’ comp claim awards, a new study...

California Workers' Compensation Institute
CWCI Study Finds California Workers’ Comp IMR Volume May Be Leveling Off

Oakland – A new study on the California workers’ compensation independent medical review (IMR) process established by state lawmakers to resolve medical disputes finds that in the first half of this year, more than 91% of all utilization review...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Deportations in the Dark: Lack of Process and Information in the Removal of Mexican Migrants

Sara Campos, Esq. and Guillermo Cantor, Ph.D., September 19, 2017 - "U.S. immigration officials have a long and checkered history of mistreating migrants at the Southern border. Allegations of abuse throughout the apprehension, detention, and deportation...