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Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (11/12/2010)

Larson's Spotlight on Noncompliance, Fraud, Attorney's Fees in PPO Case, Underinsured Motorist, and Job Retraining. 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...

Mississippi: Evidence That Worker Was Subject of Murder Investigation Insufficient to Establish His Injuries Were Self-Inflicted

Evidence that an electrical line worker was under investigation for murder, that law enforcement officials had obtained a DNA sample from him a few days earlier, that he was not “acting as jovial as usual on the day of the accident,” that several witnesses heard an electrical “pop”...

Florida: Food Store Manager’s Murder By Jealous Assailant Arose Out of and In Course of Employment

Fatal injuries sustained by a food store manager was struck and run over by a car driven by a man who claimed to have been reacting to the decedent’s alleged sexual harassment of the man’s girlfriend, who worked as a cashier at the food store, arose out of and in the course of the employment...

New York: Assistant Manager’s PTSD Claim Tied to Murder-for-Hire Scheme Found Compensable

A New York appellate court, affirming a decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board, has held that the exacerbation of a supermarket assistant manager’s preexisting PTSD arose out of and in the course of his employment when, after he called a coworker at her home to discuss...

Virginia: UPS Driver Awarded Benefits for PTSD Caused by Encounter With Murdered Customer

A Virginia appellate court affirmed an award of benefits to a UPS driver who claimed he had suffered from work-related PTSD. Acknowledging that in Virginia, a claimant may recover workers' compensation benefits for a purely psychological injury, provided the injury is causally related to a sudden...

The Top 10 Bizarre Workers’ Compensation Cases for 2014

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers’ compensation. For the past five or six years, I’ve shared with readers my annual list of bizarre workers’...