LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (5/20/2011)

Larson's Spotlight on Tort Action Against Partnership, Attorney's Fee, Hotel Bathroom Injury, Slip and Fall, and Medicare Secondary Payer Act. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation...

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...

Missouri: Salesman Collects Comp for Accident After He Was Fired

A 48-year old car salesman who fell on the employer's lot after he was fired can collect comp benefits in Missouri because his injury occurred within a reasonable time after his termination. The Commission recently awarded nearly $400,000. Hartman v DJSCMS/Suntrip Kia , 2014 MO WCLR Lexis 85 (lexis...

Missouri: Parking Lot Injury Covered In Spite of Fact That Employer Did Not Own It

A Missouri appellate court affirmed an award of workers’ compensation benefits to an employee who sustained a severe knee injury when he slipped and fell on ice and snow in a parking lot near his employer’s premises. Acknowledging that the employer did not own the parking lot, the court nevertheless...

Missouri: Court Weakens 'Equal Exposure' Defense In a New Parking Lot Case

A worker who injured his knee falling on a snowy adjacent parking lot while leaving work was awarded benefits. Scholastic v David Viley, 2014 Mo App. Lexis 1207 (Lexis Advance), 2014 Mo App. Lexis 1207 (lexis.com), WD 77546 (Oct. 28, 2014) This case is important for two reasons. The commission awards...

Arkansas: Injuries Sustained Walking to Employer’s Work Trailer Found Compensable

An Arkansas court ruled that an ironworker sustained a compensable injury when he slipped on ice while walking from the main gate of a construction site to his employer’s work trailer prior to clocking in. The employer argued that the ironworker was not “performing employment services”...

Oklahoma: Parking Lot Injury Covered in Spite of Special Statute’s Language

A divided Supreme Court of Oklahoma held that a university employee sustained injuries arising out of and in the course of her employment when she slipped and fell on ice in a campus parking lot where she had been instructed to park. The majority found that the employee’s actions at the time of...