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Thomas A. Robinson
North Carolina: No Jurisdiction for Out-of-State Injury Where “Last Act” in Making Employment Contract Occurred Outside State

Where a welder, who was living in North Carolina, received a communication from her union hall, which was located in Oklahoma, that she should report for an assignment in Huntsville, Texas and where, upon arrival in Texas, the welder was required to undergo...

Thomas A. Robinson
Ohio: Idiopathic Injury Not Compensable Where Employment Conditions Did Not Increase Danger

An Ohio nurse, who sustained injuries in a bizarre auto accident as she traveled to the residence of one of her clients, did not sustain an accidental injury arising out of her employment where she indicated she had stopped at a stop light and the next...

Thomas A. Robinson
Ohio: No Total Loss of Use of Hand Where Three Fingers Were Partially Amputated

Where an Ohio worker sustained partial amputation of three fingers on his left hand in an industrial accident, leaving him with a fully functioning thumb and index finger on that hand, he was not entitled to an award for total loss of use of his hand...

Thomas A. Robinson
Virginia: Worker Could Seek Unauthorized Medical Care Where Approved Physician’s Treatment Was Inadequate

The Workers’ Compensation Commission did not err in finding the employer liable for the costs of surgery and treatment of the employee’s work-related injuries performed by an unauthorized treating physician since, under Va. Code Ann. §...

Thomas A. Robinson
Wyoming: Injured Worker Unable to Show Second Shoulder Surgery Was “Reasonable and Necessary” to Treat Original Condition

Affirming a decision of a state trial court, the Supreme Court of Wyoming agreed that an injured worker failed to show that a second round of shoulder surgery was “reasonable and necessary,” in spite of the fact that during the second procedure...

Thomas A. Robinson
North Carolina: Workers’ Involved in “Ultra-hazardous” Activity May Not Sue Employers in Tort

A North Carolina appellate court held that the exclusive remedy provisions of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act apply to bar civil actions against the employer for all employees—even those that are engaged in “ultra-hazardous”...