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MO: Personal Comfort Doctrine Allows Benefits For Making Coffee At Work

Missouri reform narrowed the definition of accident and left unresolved whether accidents arising out of activities that were not part of an employee’s direct job duties were still compensable. A hazard of employment may still arise under employment under the personal comfort doctrine, even if...

Cal. Comp. Cases March Advanced Postings (3/15/2011)

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the March 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases below to read the complete headnotes and summaries. Francisco Costa , Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Ralph's Grocery Company,...

I Believe I Can Fly: A Song or a Theory of Compensability in Delaware?

"I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky......" R. Kelly Talk about flying-- well today's post is about a lady who tripped and fell and "went flying" and to hear her tell it, I think she did indeed touch the sky. And if she didn't touch the sky, her attorney...

I Believe I Can Fly: A Song or a Theory of Compensability in Delaware?

"I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky......" R. Kelly Talk about flying-- well today's post is about a lady who tripped and fell and "went flying" and to hear her tell it, I think she did indeed touch the sky. And if she didn't touch the sky, her attorney...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Presumption of Compensability for Court Reporter’s On-the-Job Aneurysm

Larson's Spotlight on Presumption of Compensability, Social Security Offset, Exclusive Remedy and Co-Employee Immunity, and Retaliatory Discharge. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation...

The Company Outing: Course of Employment Issues

Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes annual company picnics, baseball games, parties and the like. These types of events raise a host of workers’ comp issues for employers. For example, last week my manager took our entire team out to lunch for purposes of team building. Everyone...