LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
New Mexico: Off-Duty Police Officer’s Drowning During Rescue Effort Found Work-Related

A police officer, outside his jurisdiction, and on a personal day trip near the Rio Grande, who drowned while undertaking the rescue of a drowning child, sustained fatal injuries arising out of and in the course of his employment, held a New Mexico appellate court recently. Citing Larson’s Workers’...

Arkansas: Injury Sustained Seconds After Truck Driver “Signed Out” Not Covered by Comp Act

An Arkansas appellate court has affirmed the denial of benefits to a truck driver who injured his right ankle a few seconds after he made an entry in his log book changing his status to “off-duty” and stepped out of his truck to go to the bathroom. That he was injured so soon after changing...

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...