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California: Serious & Willful Misconduct: The Outlier Workers’ Compensation Issue

© Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. (Publisher’s Note: Case citations link to Lexis Advance.) The majority of workers’ compensation trials these days seem to deal with injuries to the spine and how to accurately rate...

Thomas A. Robinson
Louisiana: Surveillance Video Nixes Worker’s Benefits

A Louisiana appellate court affirmed a decision by a state workers’ compensation judge that a worker forfeited his right to workers’ compensation benefits because he deliberately made false statements in order to obtain workers’ compensation...

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...