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Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (7/23/2010)

Larson's Spotlight on Filing of Claim, Accidental Injury vs. Normal Work Routine, Mesothelioma Death Claim, Post-Traumatic Stress Claim, and Occupational Disease. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's...

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (7/30/2010)

Larson's Spotlight on Mental Injury, Attorney's Fees, Death Benefits, Intentional Tort, and Statute of Limitations. 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...

MO: “She’s a Drama Queen” Defense Fails In PTSD Claim

Claimant alleged post-traumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder after a semi rear-ended her car, resulting in physical-mental injuries and the need for a thoracic fusion. The Commission affirmed an award of permanent and total disability benefits, and rejected the employer’s psychiatric...

CT: Under Connecticut's Strict Statute, Police Officer Does Not Recover For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After High Speed Chase and Gunfight

A police officer with the Stamford, CT police department was involved in a high-speed car chase during a torrential rainstorm. At the conclusion of the chase, he was involved in a gun battle with the suspects and was in fear of losing his life. During the course of the gun battle, the officer injured...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Guilty Plea Sentence Affirmed for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Larson's Spotlight on Fraud, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Employer Status for Religious Colony, and Negligent Provision of Firearm. 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...

Nebraska: Nurse Awarded PTSD Benefits After Series of Assaults by Patients

A nurse, who suffered a series of assaults by patients at her employer’s hospital may recover for her mental disability—major depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder—in spite of Nebraska’s general rule that requires mental health claims to be related to or caused...

California: Physical Injury That Is a Result of Work Related Stress

The ongoing confusion under McCoy of whether causation thresholds and affirmative defenses provided for in Labor Code § 3208.3 (lawful, good-faith, nondiscriminatory personnel action) apply to a physical injury that is the manifestation of work related stress In Stolp v. California Department...

Supervisor’s Verbal Attack on Applicant Was Not Disciplinary or Correction Action: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (11/17/2015)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the December 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. Travelers Property Casualty Company...

California: Claim Against UR Physician Not Preempted by Workers’ Compensation Law

Noting that a utilization review physician has a doctor-patient relationship with the person whose medical records are being reviewed, a California appellate court held that in at least some circumstances an injured worker and his wife could maintain a civil action against a physician for a workers’...