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Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Unexplained Death Presumption Relates to Precipitating Cause of Death

Larson's Spotlight on Unexplained Death, Borrowed Employee, Personal Mission, and Unscheduled Benefits. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list below...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: No Waiver of Benefits by Quitting Job That Offered Light Duty Work

Larson's Spotlight on Waiver of Benefits, Intervention, Psychiatric Claim, and Borrowed Employee. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list below. ...

Florida: Injured Worker May Not Rely on Affidavit to Contradict Her Own Prior Testimony to Defeat Summary Judgment Motion

A Florida appellate court affirmed a trial court’s decision granting summary judgment in favor of a defendant that claimed it was immune from suit under the exclusive remedy provisions of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act because the plaintiff was its borrowed employee. The plaintiff...

Temp Nation: Standing Up for the Walking Dead

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Temporary workers are having a decidedly permanent impact on the nation’s workforce...

Federal: 5th Circuit Finds Offshore Platform Welder Was Not “Seaman” for Jones Act Purposes

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of a borrowing employer who had been sued by its borrowed employee, a welder, after the welder sustained injuries when gasses exploded while he was performing welding work on an offshore oil...

Texas: Manufacturer Was Statutory Employer of Worker Supplied by Personnel Staffing Firm

Where a worker was employed by a subcontractor who supplied staff to an employer that set the worker’s schedule, assignments, and training, the employer was the worker’s statutory employer and, since it was a workers’ compensation subscriber, the employer was immune from suit following...

Federal: Kentucky Widow May Not Sue Staffing Company Regarding Employee/Husband’s Death

The widow and the estate of a construction worker may not pursue a wrongful death action against a construction staffing company regarding the worker’s death in a work-related accident where the worker interviewed directly with one of the staffing company’s clients, completed an application...

Federal: Building Materials Supplier is Statutory Employer of Truck Driving Making Deliveries

Where a truck driver was employed by a trucking company that, in turn, contracted with a building materials supplier to provide delivery services related to materials purchased at the supplier’s stores, the building materials supplier was the driver’s statutory employer for purposes of the...

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 worker sustained injuries in a work-related accident...