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Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (6/20/2010)

Larson’s Spotlight on Asbestos, Intentional Tort, Challenging Compensability, Interpreter Services, and Job Firing. 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...

Interpreter Sanctioned for Attempting to Deliberately Mislead Judge: Cal. Comp. Cases July Advanced Postings (7/11/2012)

Here’s the next batch of advanced postings for the July 2012 issue of California Compensation Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can access the complete headnotes and summaries . © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Alberto Stambuk, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals...

California: Notes From CHSWC

The California Commission of Health, Safety and Workers' Compensation held its first 2013 meeting this past Thursday. Here's a thumbnail sketch of some of the more interesting tidbits discussed: Christine Baker, Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, stated that the...

Florida: Court Affirms JCC’s Refusal to Refer Injured Employee to Spanish-Speaking Psychologist

A divided Florida appellate court affirmed a JCC’s rejection of an injured employee’s request for referral to a Spanish-speaking psychologist as recommended by the employee’s treating physician. Agreeing that the referral to a Spanish-speaking expert was not “medically necessary...

Missouri: $20,000 in Medical Expenses Ordered Paid by Employer for Simple Muscle Strain Due to Lack of Interpreter

An employer must pay almost $20,000 in medical expenses that resulted when a worker—a U.S. citizen—but whose native language is Spanish and who could not read or write English, could not communicate effectively with medical staff who in turn misunderstood his complaints of chest pain as a...

California: Court Interpreter as Employee, Not Independent Contractor, Due to Employer Control

In Hassan v. County of Los Angeles , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 18 (lexis.com), 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 18 (Lexis Advance), a split panel WCAB affirmed the WCJ and held that the applicant, a court interpreter, who suffered industrial injury to multiple body parts, was an employee of the...

The Top 10 Bizarre Workers’ Compensation Cases for 2015

Last November, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 24th Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference in Las Vegas. My session was a spin-off of what has become one of my most popular annual blog offerings—a presentation of truly bizarre workers’ compensation cases...