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Vermont: Injured Worker’s AWW Includes College Employer’s “Tuition Benefit”

The Supreme Court of Vermont, in a divided decision, held that a college employer’s “tuition benefit” was a type of “other advantage,” as that term was used in 21 V.S.A. § 601(13), and accordingly was appropriately...

Thomas A. Robinson
Oklahoma: Yet Another Provision of State’s Workers’ Compensation Law Held Unconstitutional

The forfeiture provision found in Okla. Stat. tit. 85A, § 57, part of the Oklahoma Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act (“the Act”), which bars an injured employee from further benefits (both medical care and indemnity...

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Workers’ Compensation of the Future: Will Mutual Dystopia Be the New Normal?

By Richard B. Rubenstein, Esq., Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, Livingston, New Jersey It is 2017, and among the most watched properties in our media are A Handmaid’s Tale and Hunger Games . Dystopia rules in 2017. With this...

Thomas A. Robinson
Pennsylvania: Donut Shop Manager was Traveling Employee; Death Claim Not Barred by Going and Coming Rule

Thomas A. Robinson
Oklahoma: Multiple Injury Trust Fund Liable for Combined Injuries to Different Body Parts

In a deeply divided decision, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma held that a workers’ compensation claimant, who sustained an injury to his left shoulder in 2013, was a “physically impaired person,” as defined in Okla. Stat. tit. 85A, §...

Thomas A. Robinson
Vermont: Commissioner May Not Set Aside Settlement Agreement on Public Policy Grounds

Where a hearing officer approved a workers’ compensation settlement agreement that contained broad release language and had required the claimant to sign a separate letter acknowledging the breadth of the release of future rights to seek additional...