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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: 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...

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...