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Thomas A. Robinson
Pennsylvania: Retired Firefighter Did Not Show Work Connectedness of Prostate Cancer

The state’s Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board did not err when it denied benefits to a retired firefighter for his prostate cancer, where the Board determined that the claimant did not prove that his cancer was caused by exposure to 1ARC...

Thomas A. Robinson
Illinois: Worker’s Injury in Fall From Rolling Chair Did not Arise From His Employment

The state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission did not err when it found that an employee’s alleged injury did not arise out of his employment where it appeared the employee fell from a rolling chair when he reached for a pen that he had...

Thomas A. Robinson
Pennsylvania: Injured Worker May Not Sue Borrowing Employer

An employee may have more than one employer, held a Pennsylvania appellate court. Accordingly, where a worker was hired by a firm that supplied temporary workers to other businesses and governmental entities and, after being assigned to a township, the...

California Workers' Compensation Institute
CWCI Study Highlights Differences Between Central Valley and Other California Workers’ Comp Claims

Oakland – A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) Regional Score Card finds that workers in California’s Central Valley have a distinctly different workers' comp claims experience than those from other regions in...

California Compensation Cases Staff
California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (10/31/2016)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 81 No. 10 Oct 2016 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE...

BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff
Putting a Human Face on a Catastrophe: DEEPWATER HORIZON

By Thomas C. Fitzhugh, III, Esq., Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC BP hired Transocean to drill in a well in 5,000 feet of water in Mississippi Canyon Block 252 (Macondo project) about 35 miles south of Venice, Louisiana. The semi-submersible...