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Larson's Spotlight on Nocturnal Seizure, Intentional Tort, Heart Disease, Credit Against Disability Retirement Benefits, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Claimant’s PTSD Claim Held Timely Four Years After the Fact

Larson's Spotlight on Mental Trauma, RICO and Exclusive Remedy, Safety Violations, Off-Duty Injury and Tort Action Against Employer . Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law...

Missouri: Commission Guts Benefits to Sex Assault Victim

When there is no other evidence on the issue of rate, the statutory minimum rate of $40 a week applies. The claimant has the burden to prove rate. Boilerplate pleading asserting the "maximum" rate on a claim did not entitle claimant to the statutory maximum rate, even when the employer was...

Missouri: Refugee Awarded 'Total' for His Days in the Bosnian War

Claimant’s “harrowing experiences” during the Bosnian war entitled him to permanent and total disability benefits against the Second Injury Fund, according to the Commission in the case Music v Red Brick Management, 2013 MOWCLR Lexis 1 , which reversed a denial of SIF benefits by the...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Guilty Plea Sentence Affirmed for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Larson's Spotlight on Fraud, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Employer Status for Religious Colony, and Negligent Provision of Firearm. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (4/22/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Unclear if Boston Marathon Bombings an Act of Terrorism Covered by TRIA . Insurance Expert Says Boston...

West Virginia: Rush of Air, Dust, Debris From Explosion Satisfied “Physical” Component for PTSD Claim

West Virginia is within the group of states that does not allow recovery of workers’ compensation benefits for mental-mental injuries [see W. Va. Code § 23-4-1f (2013)]. Affirming a decision by the state’s Board of Review, the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals recently affirmed...

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Nov. 20-22, 2013: Discounted CLE Opportunity!

Thanks to our partnership with the National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® LexisNexis and LRP have arranged a special $325.00 discount for our LexisNexis Legal Newsroom members for this year's event! NWCDC , November 20 - 22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, offers you...

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Nov. 20-22, 2013: Discounted CLE Opportunity!

Thanks to our partnership with the National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® LexisNexis and LRP have arranged a special $325.00 discount for our LexisNexis Legal Newsroom members for this year's event! NWCDC , November 20 - 22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, offers you...

OK: Check Cashing Clerk Establishes PTSD Claim After Two Robberies

Along with a number of other states, Oklahoma generally bars recovery of workers’ compensation benefits associated with mental injuries that are “unaccompanied” by physical injury [see Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , §§ 56.04, 56.06; note, however, that following...

WV: Hijacked Driver Wins PTSD Claim Despite Restrictive Mental-Mental Statute

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia recently affirmed a decision by the state’s Board of Review that awarded benefits for a PTSD injury sustained by a UPS driver who was accosted and his truck hijacked by a man with a rifle. The gunman fired a shot into the air near the driver’s...

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Nov. 20-22, 2013

The National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® , November 20 - 22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, offers you in-person guidance on today's hottest legal issues from the same legal minds you follow on our web community. Not to mention, you'll earn valuable CLEs just by...

PA: High Court Reverses Lower Court Decision That Denied State Trooper’s PTSD Claim

In Pennsylvania, to establish a so-called “mental-mental” injury claim, the employee must demonstrate that the injury resulted from "abnormal working conditions.” Announcing that the Commonwealth Court had “strayed beyond certain foundational precepts,” in a divided...

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Nov. 20-22, 2013

The National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® , November 20 - 22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, offers you in-person guidance on today's hottest legal issues from the same legal minds you follow on our web community. Not to mention, you'll earn valuable CLEs just by...

The Top 10 Bizarre Workers' Comp Cases for 2013

© Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. For reprint permission, contact Robin.E.Kobayashi@lexisnexis.com . During the past several Januarys, I’ve shared with readers my annual list of bizarre workers’ compensation cases for the prior year. In doing so, I reenact, in part...

Virginia: UPS Driver Awarded Benefits for PTSD Caused by Encounter With Murdered Customer

A Virginia appellate court affirmed an award of benefits to a UPS driver who claimed he had suffered from work-related PTSD. Acknowledging that in Virginia, a claimant may recover workers' compensation benefits for a purely psychological injury, provided the injury is causally related to a sudden...