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Kentucky: Fall on Snow-covered Sidewalk Outside Employer’s Premises Found Compensable

The Supreme Court of Kentucky, citing one of its earlier decisions that extensively quoted Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law regarding the going and coming rule, recently affirmed a decision by an ALJ, the Board, and the state’s Court of Appeals that a medical billing associate sustained...

California: Court Interpreter as Employee, Not Independent Contractor, Due to Employer Control

In Hassan v. County of Los Angeles , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 18 (lexis.com), 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 18 (Lexis Advance), a split panel WCAB affirmed the WCJ and held that the applicant, a court interpreter, who suffered industrial injury to multiple body parts, was an employee of the...

New Jersey: Slip and Fall in Elevator Lobby of Multi-Tenant Office Building is Not Compensable

In an unpublished opinion, a New Jersey appellate court held that an employee who slipped and fell in front of a ground floor elevator in a multi-tenant office building while on her way to her upper-floor office did not suffer a compensable injury under the states Workers’ Compensation Act; her...

South Carolina: Control Not Key to Determining Statutory Employee Status

The Supreme Court of South Carolina held that an employee of an uninsured cargo delivery business (West Expedited) was the statutory employee of another delivery business (Seko Charlotte), with whom West Expedited had contracted to deliver a load of parts to Wisconsin in spite of Seko Charlotte’s...

New Study on Low Back Pain Examines Costs and Benefits of State Workers’ Compensation Policy Variations

While employer control reduces medical costs, allowing employees a one-time change in physician may not be as expensive as employers fear By Thomas A. Robinson, co-author, Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law According to a recent study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental...