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Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (7/14/2011) – What a Trio! Acting Judge, Police Officer, and Corrections Officer All Facing Workers’ Compensation Problems

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/1/2011) – Injured Letter Carrier Operated Online Adult Sex Business While Receiving Federal Workers’ Compensation

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/1/2011) – Injured Letter Carrier Operated Online Adult Sex Business While Receiving Federal Workers’ Compensation

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/15/2011) – Caterer Caught On Video Cooking and Coordinating Events While On Disability

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/15/2011) – Caterer Caught On Video Cooking and Coordinating Events While On Disability

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Where Do Broken Hearts Go? Not to the Delaware IAB, That’s for Sure!

The title of this post is a salute to the late great Whitney Houston. This week we have a guest blogger, Wil Davis, of the New Castle County Law Department. Wil is one of two guest bloggers who will be featured on The Detour & Frolic this week. I am grateful to Wil for highlighting a recent IAB decision...

Where Do Broken Hearts Go? Not to the Delaware IAB, That’s for Sure!

The title of this post is a salute to the late great Whitney Houston. This week we have a guest blogger, Wil Davis, of the New Castle County Law Department. Wil is one of two guest bloggers who will be featured on The Detour & Frolic this week. I am grateful to Wil for highlighting a recent IAB decision...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (4/12/2012) – “The Noodle” Fights On MMA Circuit While Seeking Workers’ Compensation For Day Job As Firefighter

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (5/24/2012) – Newly Retired Police Officer Charged With Mail Fraud and Health Care Fraud

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Contribution/Indemnity Defense in Third Party Suit When Employer Hires Illegal Alien

Larson's Spotlight on Contribution, Firefighter's Rule, Safety Device, and Credit. 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 the list below. NY: Employer...

Delaware: Police Officer’s Cardiac Symptoms Caused By Preexisting Condition—Not Burglary Investigation

The Supreme Court of Delaware recently affirmed a Superior Court order that in turn affirmed an Industrial Accident Board decision denying a police officer’s petition for compensation arising from an alleged work-related injury. The IAB and Superior Court found that the officer’s cardiac...

Off-Duty Police Officer Injured in Capacity as Officer: Cal. Comp. Cases July Advanced Postings (7/17/2013)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the July 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. City of Los Angeles, PSI, Petitioner...

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’...

The Role of Presumptions Within the Workers’ Compensation Arena

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. At the core of the American system of workers’ compensation law is the grand bargain struck between...

Washington: Tasered Trooper’s Tort Action Against State Patrol Not Barred By Exclusive Remedy Rule

A Washington state appellate court held that the state’s exclusive remedy rule did not bar a trooper’s tort action alleging deliberate intentional infliction of “certain injury” sustained when he was “shot” with a Taser during police training. Denial of the state patrol’s...

Florida: Going and Coming Rule Does Not Bar Deputy Sheriff’s Claim Related to Vehicle Accident

A Florida Deputy Sheriff, who came upon a tractor-trailer parked in the right-of-way and jutting into his lane, decided to take steps to protect other motorists from the hazard, but ran into the tractor-trailer before he could do so, his injuries were sustained in the course and scope of the employment;...

New York: Out-of-Town Police Officer Awarded Benefits for PTSD in Connection With World Trade Center Attack

A law enforcement officer from the City of Hornell (N.Y.) Police Department, who was sent to New York City for a six-day period following the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and who was engaged there in “perimeter containment” and “transports,”...

California: Off-Duty Recreational Activity: The Fine Line Between Work- and Non-Work-Related

The facts in these types of cases typically dictate the result In Simon v. City of Vacaville , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, a split WCAB panel rescinded the WCJ’s decision and held that the applicant police officer did not sustain a compensable injury while hiking off-duty with his large...

Applicant’s Perception of Job Stress Supported Compensable Industrial Injury in Form of Stroke: Cal. Comp. Cases July Advanced Postings (7/14/2015)

Here are the third and fourth batches of advanced postings for July 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. Acorn Engineering Company, Pacific...

Ohio: Police Officer’s Fatal Injuries Preparing for Union-Sponsored Steak Fry Found Compensable

The widow of a police officer who sustained fatal injuries when the officer was struck by a car as he and a volunteer were engaged in setting up and running a union-sponsored steak fry was entitled to death benefits under Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation Act, held a state appellate court. At...

Washington: Trooper May Proceed in Tort Against Employer for Taser Injury

Acknowledging that in light of a decision by the Washington Supreme Court, it had erred in holding that the deliberate intention exception to workers’ compensation exclusivity was to be “liberally interpreted,” a state appellate court held that even under a narrow interpretation of...

WCAB Bars Applicant’s Psychiatric Injury Caused by Disciplinary Action: Cal. Comp. Cases January Advanced Postings (1/13/2016)

Here’s another batch of advanced postings for the January 2016 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Dennis Stolp, Petitioner v. Workers'...

Good-Faith Personnel Action Defense Barred Police Officer’s Psyche Claim: Cal. Comp. Cases January Advanced Postings (1/20/2016)

Here’s another batch of advanced postings for the January 2016 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. James Yarber, Petitioner v. Workers'...

California: Delay in Payment of Disability Retirement Advances: Is it Subject to an LC 5814 Penalty?

In Gage v. County of Sacramento , 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB, reversing the WCJ in a split panel opinion, held that the defendant’s delay in the payment of disability retirement advances to the applicant deputy sheriff who suffered an industrial injury to her lumbar spine on 9...

Employer Lacked Sufficient Notice of Alleged Industrial Injury to Trigger Duty to Provide Claim Form, Notice of Benefits: Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (8/17/2016)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the August 2016 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Susan Ostini , Petitioner v. Workers'...