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

Larson’s Spotlight on Medical Care and Lawn Care Services, Concurrent Employment, Illegal Alien and Average Weekly Wage, Slip and Fall, and Parking Lot. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson’s Workers’...

Texas Appeals Panel Decision 100497 – Average Weekly Wage/Concurrent Employment

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford The average weekly wage (AWW) for the claimed employer was $186.62. The claimant’s alleged concurrent employment AWW was $406.15 for a total AWW of $592.77. The claimant’s concurrent employment was working for several entities as an...

California: Sworn Deposition Testimony Coordinated Between Defense Counsel and Employer Results in Criminal Charges Filed Against School District Employee

On January 25, 2011 the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed a criminal complaint for the arrest of a school district employee on charges of workers’ compensation fraud. The employee was arrested and taken into custody by local police later that day. GMK partner, Jon Yudin...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (8/5/2011) – Business Owner Saves Comp Premiums and Successfully Limits Injured Worker's AWW Computation By Dividing Business into Two Parts

Larson's Spotlight on Average Weekly Wage, Attorney’s Fee, Co-Worker Violence, Retaliation, and Heart Attack. 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...

Injured Workers Beware: Hidden Danger in Concurrent Employment in States That Refuse to Combine Concurrent Wages in Computing Average Weekly Wage

A close friend of our youngest child (age-25) recently repeated a quip that I first heard years ago, during the “stagflation” of the late 1970s. Our son’s friend, who holds a degree from a respected North Carolina university, but who has not been able to land a permanent position with...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (12/2/2011) – Employee Assaulted by Company CFO at Office Party May Not Recover Tort Damages From Employer

Larson's Spotlight on Assault, Franchisor as Contractor, Average Weekly Wage, Death Benefits, and Insurance Coverage. 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...

Arbitrator of Contribution Proceeding Not Bound by WCJ’s Finding of Injury AOE/COE: Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (5/30/12)

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the June 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Los Angeles Unified School District, PSI, administered...

Off-Duty Police Officer Injured in Capacity as Officer: Cal. Comp. Cases July Advanced Postings (7/17/2013)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the July 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. City of Los Angeles, PSI, Petitioner...

Arizona: Post-Injury Wages from Wal-Mart Employee’s Second Job Part of Average Monthly Wage

For purposes of workers’ compensation benefits, the average monthly wage of a Wal-Mart employee should be computed not only upon the basis of the $9.60/hour he earned at the retailer, but also based upon the projected supplemental wages he would have earned working part-time for a landscaper, in...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: June to September 2013

This list of recent noteworthy cases was compiled by Keith J. Kasper of McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC. VERMONT WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE Lisa Brassard, WC Specialist II has left the Department to work for another agency within the State of Vermont. VERMONT...

Iowa: High Court Allows Apportionment for Prior Disability, Clarifies Earlier Ruling

Where an Iowa employee worked concurrently for employer A (“A”) and employer B (“B”), sustained compensable permanent injuries while working for A, received a permanent impairment award from A and, after ceasing employment with A, suffered an additional work-related injury working...

California: Top 25 Noteworthy Panel Decisions (January-June 2016)

LexisNexis has picked the top “noteworthy” panel decisions issued by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board during the period January through June 2016. The list features a number of decisions addressing utilization review time deadlines and reporting requirements, several...

Oregon: Employer’s Knowledge of Worker’s Concurrent Employment Not Imputed to Insurer for Purposes of “Extra” Benefits Award

In Oregon, if an injured worker has more than one employer, he or she may be entitled to supplemental temporary disability benefits from the Workers’ Benefit Fund, in addition to the disability benefits the worker receives from the employer’s insurer. Or. Rev. Stat. § 656.210(2)(b)(A...