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Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (3/11/2011)

Larson's Spotlight on MRSA Infection, Exposure to Chemical Cloud, Psychological Injury, Tort Action, and Employment Contract. 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...

Missouri: Arthritic Findings Defeat Causation on Shoulder Case

A claimant must demonstrate not only that he had an "accident" but also an "injury." An injury is not compensable unless the accident was the prevailing factor in both the medical condition and disability. Claimant had an "accident" at work in 2010 when his right shoulder...

Missouri: Storm Chasing Chief Awarded Benefits for Slipping at His Home

On a dark and stormy Sunday night, a police chief fell on his driveway while getting into his truck to drive into town and check for storms. His job duties involved storm spotting by finding the highest ground to see if he could spot a tornado or any storm damage. The employer and the employer's...

Missouri: Court Reverses Denial of SIF Benefits for Unexplained Fall

A worker fell 20-25 feet from a rail car. He settled his case with the employer and proceeded with a claim for second injury fund benefits. The court of appeals reversed the Commission’s award which denied SIF benefits because claimant failed to prove "why" he fell. Gleason v Treasurer...

The Path of Non-resistance in Workplace Robberies: Reducing the Risk of Customer Injury

Robbery—the crime involving sticky fingers that can get your entire hand amputated as a penalty in some cultures—is the leading cause of occupational homicide in the workplace and a known risk factor for employee injury. Some of the highest robbery-related homicide rates come out of the retail...

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The Impact of OSHA Developments on Workers’ Comp: Ch-ch-changes (Turn and Face the Shame)

Warning Employers About a New Enforcement Paradigm By Karen C. Yotis, Esq., Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Something’s afoot at the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, and it’s the kind of sea change that should have...

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