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Karen C. Yotis
Workplace Violence: The Troubling Disconnect Between OSHA Figures and What’s Really Happening

Conducting Impartial Assessments and Making Tough Decisions in a Politicized World By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. When we go to work each day, we don’t expect to be attacked. Nor do we anticipate suffering serious bodily harm. And we can hardly imagine...

Thomas A. Robinson
New York: Withdrawal of Partner Does Not Cause Loss of Coverage under Employer’s Workers’ Comp Insurance Policy

Where a father and son operated a farm business as a partnership, securing workers’ compensation insurance through the State Insurance Fund (“SIF”), the subsequent withdrawal of the father from the partnership, with the son’s continuance...

Thomas A. Robinson
Illinois: Employer’s Right to Workers’ Compensation Lien is Absolute

Under the plain language of 820 ILCS 305/5(b) (2016), an employer's right to reimbursement of the full amount of benefits paid or to be paid to the injured or deceased worker is absolute; it may not be diminished or, as in this case, strikes by a...

Thomas A. Robinson
Alaska: Statute Affording No Death Benefits to Non-Dependent Parents Is Constitutional

A provision in the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Act (Alaska Stat., § 23.30.055) that bars a non-dependent parent from suing the employer for negligence allegedly associated with the death of an employed child is constitutional, held the Supreme...

Thomas A. Robinson
North Carolina: Injuries Sustained After Choking on E-Cigarette Not Compensable

Stressing the crucial difference between an “unexplained” fall and an “idiopathic” fall, a North Carolina appellate court affirmed the denial of benefits to a municipal worker who suffered injuries when he fainted and collapsed...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
California: Conclusively Presumed Permanent and Total Disability Cases

Labor Code Section 4662 (a) provides that any of the following permanent disabilities shall be conclusively presumed to be total in character: loss of both eyes or the sight thereof, loss of both hands or the use thereof, an injury resulting in a practically...