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MO: Commission Finds No Disability From a “Thick” Accent

Claimant is an immigrant who has lived in the United States for a decade but claimed that he was incapable of gainful employment, in part, because of his lack of English proficiency. He states his mental condition impaired his ability to become more fluent. The Administrative law judge found the assertions...

Missouri: A "Working" Claimant is Not a Total (sometimes)

Claimant's capacity to return to work for 1 1/2 years after her back injury defeated her SIF claim that she was permanently and totally disabled. Her duties such as data entry, answering phones or monitoring suicidal patients were considered a ‘real job’ in the open labor market. Claimant...

The Partnership Post: Termination Granted In DE With No Award of Temp Partial

This post is a salute to Andy Carmine, who recently made partner at Elzufon, Austin, Tarlov & Mondell, which represents a collection of talented lawyers and some of my favorite people. I told Andy that I wanted his next IAB decision for the blog, win or lose. Of course, Andy being Andy, this one...

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup (9/2/2015)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 8 August 2015 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights...