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California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (4/30/2018)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 83 No. 4 Apr 2018 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...

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California: Important Considerations When Calculating Permanent Disability

Recently, in Eyad v. Airport Commuter, Inc. , 2018 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 85 (Appeals Board noteworthy panel decision), a panel of commissioners with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) adopted and incorporated a decision by a Workers’...

Thomas A. Robinson
Ohio: Employee’s Tort Action Against Co-Employee for Parking Lot Accident is Barred by Exclusivity

Where an employee sustained injuries in an automobile accident that occurred in the employer’s parking lot when the vehicle he was driving was struck by another being driven by a co-employee, the co-employee was immune from tort liability under...

Thomas A. Robinson
Oregon: Physician’s Injuries in Hospital Parking Lot Not Barred by Going and Coming Rule

An injury that occurs when a worker is going to work is compensable if the worker is within the employer's direction and control at the time of the injury; it is not barred by the usual “going and coming” rule, said an Oregon appellate...

Thomas A. Robinson
Oregon: Injuries Sustained During “Orientation” Session Found Compensable

Where claimant had applied for a position with the purported employer, had been advised by that employer to attend an "orientation" and a paid training day, had arrived at the purported employer’s office at the appointed day and time,...

Thomas A. Robinson
Missouri: Failure to Wear Truck Seatbelt Does Not Result in Forfeiture of Benefits

An employer was not entitled to a reduction in a workers’ compensation award on the basis that an employee had failed to use safety devices (seat belts and a safety hat) provided by the employer [see Mo. Rev. Stat. § 287.120.5] because the...