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Thomas A. Robinson
Illinois: Nine Percent Judgment Interest Does Not Apply to Affirmance of Arbitrator's Award

Illinois’ Administrative Review Law has no bearing on the provisions of the state’s Worker’s Compensation Act, which sets forth a specific procedure for the review of an arbitrator's workers' compensation award at all levels...

Thomas A. Robinson
New York: Truck Driver Proves Back Injury Claim in Spite of Contradictory "Black Box" Data

A New York appellate court affirmed the Board’s determination that a truck driver had sustained a back injury in the course and scope of his employment in spite of the fact that the driver’s version of what happened differed from data generated...

Thomas A. Robinson
Texas: Statutory Employer Was Not Immune from Tort Liability

In a decision that may produce ripples within the Texas construction industry, a state appellate court held that in order to enjoy the exclusive remedy defense, Tex. Lab. Code Ann. § 406.123(a) requires a general contractor to do something more than...

Thomas A. Robinson
New York: Surveillance Video Dooms Worker's "Attack of the Elevator Doors" Claim

Noting that the New York Workers’ Compensation Board has broad authority to resolve factual issues based on credibility of witnesses, a state appellate court affirmed the denial of benefits to a state hearing officer who claimed she was seriously...

Thomas A. Robinson
New York: School Paraprofessional's Civil Action Against Custodian Fails

A paraprofessional working at a Staten Island school, who sustained injuries when she slipped and fell on a wet floor in the school cafeteria, may not maintain a civil action in negligence against the school custodian engineer and a school custodial assistant...

Thomas A. Robinson
Oklahoma: Civil Action Against Comp Insurer Barred by Exclusive Remedy Rule

Plaintiff’s civil action against a workers’ compensation insurance insurer alleging that it failed to timely provide reasonable and necessary medical treatment, as ordered by the Workers’ Compensation Court, was appropriately dismissed...