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Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (4/22/2011)

Larson's Pre-existing Condition, Exclusive Remedy, Settlement, Increased Risk, and Common Law Wife. 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 list below. ...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (7/29/2011) – New Hampshire Supreme Court Adopts Increased-Risk Test for Injuries Due to Neutral Risks

Larson's Spotlight on Increased Risk, Fraud, Retaliatory Discharge, Exhaustion of Appeals, and Notice of Injury. 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 list...

Bad News for Nevada Injured Workers Who Fall at Work?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, about a fifth of all workplace fatalities in Nevada were caused by a worker falling. Almost every serious fall injury I've handled in the Nevada work comp arena in the past fifteen years was caused either by the employer's obvious failure...

Minnesota Supreme Court Explicitly Adopts "Increased Risk Test" as Basis for Determining Compensable Work Injuries

On December 26, 2013, the Minnesota Supreme Court in Dykhoff v. Xcel Energy , 2013 Minn. LEXIS 777 (lexis.com) 2013 Minn. LEXIS 777 (Lexis Advance) (Dec. 26, 2013), adopted the “increased risk test” for determining compensable work injuries. According to the Court, an injured worker must...

Virginia: Employee’s Large Feet Help Establish His Claim

A Virginia appellate court recently affirmed a decision by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission that awarded benefits to a convenience store employee who claimed he sustained a severe fracture of the foot when he stepped down from a stool after stocking his shelves in the store’s...

North Carolina: Undocumented Worker’s Fatal Heart Attack While Fleeing Immigration Service Raid on Employer Was Not Compensable

The death of a lumber mill employee, who came to the United States from Mexico, who had used falsified documentation to obtain employment, and who suffered a fatal heart attack as he and other undocumented workers ran from the employer’s premises in an effort to avoid what they thought was an imminent...

Tragedy in Paris Reminds Us that Workplace Violence Is a Serious Risk

As the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference concluded in Las Vegas last week, there were workers in restaurants and the concert venue in Paris experiencing real time workplace violence scenarios just like those discussed at the conference. Joining tragedies such as Virginia...

Illinois: Slip and Fall on Wet Pavement in Employer’s Parking Lot Not Compensable

Where the employer’s parking lot was free of any ice or snow and had no defects on the paved surface where the claimant fell, but was merely wet from rain, claimant’s injury in a slip and fall accident arose from an activity of daily living and did not result from an employment-related risk...