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California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (1/20/2017)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 81 No. 12 Dececember 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...

Ronald E. Weiss & Ronald Balter
New York Workers’ Compensation: The Year in Review 2016

By Ronald E. Weiss, Esq. and Ronald Balter, Esq. The year 2016 started with some expectation of substantial “reform” being enacted in the Workers’ Compensation Law. As part of his executive budget, Governor Cuomo proposed some of...

Thomas A. Robinson
Washington: Employee Can Sue Co-Employee in Tort for Injuries Sustained in After-Hours Accident

Adopting the dominant rule discussed in Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , Ch. 111, § 111.03, the Supreme Court of Washington held that a co-employee enjoys immunity under the exclusive remedy provisions of the state’s workers’...

Thomas A. Robinson
Pennsylvania: Firefighter Fails to Show Causal Connection Between Cancer and Employment

In order for a Pennsylvania firefighter to recover occupational disease benefits related to cancer, he or she must not only show that the firefighter was exposed to Group 1 IARC carcinogens (“Group 1 carcinogens”) and that the firefighter...

Thomas A. Robinson
New York: Opera Singer Can Sue Metropolitan Opera House for Injuries Sustained in Fall

A prominent opera singer at the Metropolitan Opera House is not an employee of the entertainment facility that featured her in more than 500 performances during his 23-year career; her employment contract was with her personal holding company and not...

Thomas A. Robinson
Tennessee: Insurer Gets Stung for $27,000 in Attorney’s Fees In $187 Utilization Review Dispute

A workers’ compensation insurer for a Tennessee employer, who sought utilization review regarding two trigger point injections, totaling $187, to treat an injured worker’s back pain and who stood its ground when the UR provider opined that...