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Industrial Commission Fight Song

Industrial Commission Fight Song This song has everything you will ever need to know about the history of workers' compensation. Credits: Lyrics by Lex Larson. Vocals, banjo: Lex Larson. Drums, Euphonium, Backup Vocals: Todd Gambling. Guitar: Ken Larson. Legal disclaimer: The views expressed...

Suin' Around

Suin' Around This song has more than you ever wanted to know about the intentional tort exception to the principle of workers' compensation exclusivity. Credits: Lyrics: Lex Larson. Vocals, guitar (Martin D-18 1995): Lex Larson. Bass (Kay 1960): Alexandro Larsonikavich. Open back banjo...

OSHA Man Blues

OSHA Man Blues With music in traditional 12-bar blues, Lex Larson and his band present the "OSHA Man Blues". Credits: Vocal, bass: Lex Larson . Lead guitar: Ken Larson . Percussion, guitar: Todd Gambling. Legal disclaimer: The views expressed in this song are not necessarily those of Lex...

Are You Odd Enough for Me?

This song brings into play the “Odd Lot Doctrine,” which, as many of you already know, is a widely accepted principle of workers’ compensation law. According to this doctrine, if you are so odd that no one will give you a job, then you are considered totally disabled and therefore entitled...

Making History: Celebrating 100 Years of Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation was the first social reform in America. It was borne out of human suffering and pain and transformed into a beacon of hope and cooperation. The “Great Compromise” was built not only on the backs of American workers and their families, but by the forethought of...

Workers' Compensation in the United States: The First 100 Years

By Alan Pierce The year 1911 saw the enactment of this country’s first state-based Workers’ Compensation laws. The effects of the Industrial Revolution begun some decades earlier made it necessary to change the way the costs associated with workplace injuries and deaths were compensated...

Making History: Celebrating 100 Years of Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation was the first social reform in America. It was borne out of human suffering and pain and transformed into a beacon of hope and cooperation. The “Great Compromise” was built not only on the backs of American workers and their families, but by the forethought of...

Workers' Compensation in the United States: The First 100 Years

By Alan Pierce The year 1911 saw the enactment of this country’s first state-based Workers’ Compensation laws. The effects of the Industrial Revolution begun some decades earlier made it necessary to change the way the costs associated with workplace injuries and deaths were compensated...

The Masked Wrestler’s Lament

(Lyrics and Performance by Lex Larson) This moving ballad is inspired by an actual case: Gyarmati v. George E. Fern Co., 2002 Ohio 4323 (Ct. App. 2002) .* Set to one of the many versions of the traditional song “Red Rocking Chair,” the song documents the woes of a gentleman who is out...

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference: A Special Benefit for LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Community Members

LexisNexis has partnered with the National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® ! Join your fellow LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Community members at this year’s National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® , November 7 - 9 at the Las...

Workers’ Comp, Texas Style: A Highly Regulated System in a Pro-Business State

By Stuart D. Colburn and Albert Betts, Jr. Cotton, cattle and oil were the primary economic engines when Texas first adopted workers’ compensation. In the 100+ years since, the economy and workers’ compensation laws have changed dramatically. The shift from an agricultural to a manufacturing...

Authors Commemorate LexisNexis Matthew Bender's 125th Anniversary

LexisNexis Matthew Bender & Company is celebrating its 125 th anniversary. In a podcast, Lex Larson, president of Employment Law Research Incorporated and the author of five Matthew Bender treatises, helps commemorate the anniversary by discussing his experiences writing the treatises over the years...

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference: A Special Benefit for LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Community Members

LexisNexis has partnered with the National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® ! Join your fellow LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Community members at this year’s National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® , November 7 - 9 at the...

LexisNexis® Workers Compensation Law Community Podcast: Lex Larson on Matthew Bender's 125th Anniversary

On this edition, Lex Larson, president of Employment Law Research Incorporated and the author of five Matthew Bender treatises helps commemorate the 125th anniversary of Matthew Bender by discussing his experiences writing the treatises over the years. Copyright© 2012 LexisNexis, a division of Reed...