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Bad News for Nevada Injured Workers Who Fall at Work?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, about a fifth of all workplace fatalities in Nevada were caused by a worker falling. Almost every serious fall injury I've handled in the Nevada work comp arena in the past fifteen years was caused either by the employer's obvious failure...

Kangaroo Court: How Would Delaware Handle the Australian Hotel Sex Romp Case?

Today we are going to talk about the goings on elsewhere in the wacky world of comp. It is oddly appropriate that the week I joined the Linked In Work Comp Analysis Group, I stepped into the midst of a case that has garnered national attention. I would also direct you also to Robert Wilson's Workers...

Kangaroo Court: How Would Delaware Handle the Australian Hotel Sex Romp Case?

Today we are going to talk about the goings on elsewhere in the wacky world of comp. It is oddly appropriate that the week I joined the Linked In Work Comp Analysis Group, I stepped into the midst of a case that has garnered national attention. I would also direct you also to Robert Wilson's Workers...

Kentucky: Divided Supreme Court Draws Distinction Between Deviations in Work Performance and Those During Personal Comfort Activity

A divided Supreme Court of Kentucky held that injuries sustained during a paid break by an office worker, when she was hit by a car as she crossed a street in front of her employer’s premises did not arise out of and in the course of her employment because she failed to use an available cross-walk...

Catherine the Great on The Porcelain Throne…… and The Personal Comfort Doctrine in Delaware

Not since my post on Defecation Syncope (7/27/10) have I had this much fun. One of my personal faves as to claimant’s counsel, Cynthia Pruitt --protecting the rights of workers everywhere to empty their bladders on the job…… and then there is Joe Andrews on the defense, apparently...

Salesman’s Cigarette Break at Convenience Store Fell Within Personal Comfort Doctrine: Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/15/2015)

Here’s the final batch of advanced postings for the September 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Hartford Accident & Indemnity...

Missouri: Injuries Sustained When Lunchroom Chair Collapsed Are Compensable

A Missouri appellate court affirmed an award of permanent total disability benefits against the state’s Second Injury Fund where claimant’s lunchroom chair collapsed as he sat eating lunch. The claimant injured his low back and developed intense pain in his low back and leg. The Second Injury...