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South Carolina Worker Recovers for Injuries Under "Bunkhouse" Rule

A migrant worker sustained a right ankle fracture when he fell on a wet sidewalk outside housing provided by his employer at a remote farm on St. Helena Island, South Carolina. The worker hadn't actually started work for the employer, having been hired earlier on the day of his fall. The housing...

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (6/20/2010)

Larson’s Spotlight on Asbestos, Intentional Tort, Challenging Compensability, Interpreter Services, and Job Firing. 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...

Texas Appeals Panel Decision No. 100146 – Extent of Injury

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford In Appeals Panel Decision 100146, t he issue reported out of the Benefit Review Conference is whether or not the compensable injury extended to and included “depressive reaction with anxiety (anxiety and depression), major depressive disorder...

Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (9/29/2010)

Here's the first batch of advanced postings for the October 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases below. Burrtec Waste Industries, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Debbie Collinwood, Respondents 75 Cal. Comp. Cases ***, 2010...

MO: Cleaning Bathroom Doesn’t Render Claimant Totally Disabled

Claimant alleged he choked and sustained a myocardial infarction from noxious fumes after he sprayed an apartment bathroom on one occasion to remove mold. The claimant's expert attributed claimant's symptoms to muriatic acid fumes. The Commission denied benefits in the claim against the second...

Texas Case Management

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance carrier shall evaluate a compensable injury in which...

Texas Case Management

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance carrier shall evaluate a compensable injury in which...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Exclusive Remedy Rule Bars Student Worker’s Tort Action

Larson's Spotlight on Exclusive Remedy, Jurisdiction, Dependency Benefits, and Aggravation of Original Injury. 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...

Vickers Decision: Inapplicability of Sec. 20(a) Presumption to Secondary Conditions Under the LHWCA

By Monica F. Markovich and Krystal L. Layher, Brown Sims, P.C., Houston, Texas Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to Lexis Advance. Lexis.com links can be found at the end of this article . Should the Section 20(a) presumption linking an injury to a claimant’s employment apply...