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California Court Reversed W.C.A.B. Award for 24 Hour Nursing Care

The Second District Court of Appeals has provided us with some guidance, not a lot but a little, on what is becoming a thorny issue in many workers’ compensation cases that of attendant care expenses. In State Farm v W.C.A.B. (Pearson) the Court reversed an award in excess of $1,000.000 for retroactive...

Missouri: No Disability for Hunting Trip Accident

Claimant sustained catastrophic injuries from a single car pre-dawn accident in 2008 on a gravel country road when his car went off the road. The parties stipulated that the 30-year old claimant was unemployable but disputed whether his accident arose from his employment when he was found early on a...

The Sticky Wicket That Is Home Health Care: Why It’s a Hotly Contested Issue in the Workers’ Compensation Arena

An injured employee’s entitlement to home health care is oftentimes a hotly contested issue in the workers’ compensation arena. Home health care issues can vary in nature. For instance, at what point does the marital obligation cease and the paid nursing services begin? Another issue in these...