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Georgia: Estate of Employee Shot and Killed in Abortive Robbery in Parking Lot May Sue Employer
Posted on 7 Nov 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Georgia trial court erred when it granted summary judgment in favor of an employer in a civil action filed against it (and others) following the fatal shooting of an employee in a parking lot adjacent to the employer’s grocery store, when the... Read More

OK: Moonlighting Sheriff’s Office Major Was Employee of Restaurant When He Was Shot and Robbed
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Finding that the “plain, clear, unmistakable, unambiguous, mandatory, and unequivocal language” of 85 O.S. 2011 § 313(G) mandated that private employers, hiring off-duty municipal employees, should alone be responsible for the payment... Read More

Risky Business for Small Retailers: The Hard Sell for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs
Posted on 1 May 2015 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

How can public health departments and occupational safety organizations engage small retailers to participate in a workplace violence prevention program (WVPP)? Using a formal business networking organization might seem like an obvious first choice, but... Read More

Arkansas: Workers’ Compensation Exclusive Remedy for Fatal Shooting During Robbery
Posted on 8 Dec 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Substantial evidence supported the Commission’s finding that a restaurant employee was killed during the course and scope of his employment and, therefore, his survivors’ recover against the employer was limited to workers’ compensation... Read More

Pennsylvania: Gun-Wielding Store Manager’s Death While Attempting to Stop Robber Found Compensable
Posted on 30 May 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A Pennsylvania appellate court, reversing a decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, has determined that a convenience store manager did not abandon his employment and was furthering the business affairs of his employer... Read More

United States: Surviving Spouse May Not Maintain Tort Action Against Employer Following Robbery and Murder
Posted on 31 Mar 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

The surviving spouse of a woman who worked at a Virginia apartment complex and who sustained fatal injuries when she was attacked and stabbed by a robber cannot maintain a civil action against the employer; the tort action was barred by the exclusive... Read More

North Carolina: Auto Parts Employee Awarded Extensive TTD Benefits for PTSD Following Robbery
Posted on 12 Feb 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A North Carolina appellate court affirmed an award of continuing TTD benefits to a salesperson and driver for an auto parts store who complained of chest pains and a throbbing headache following an armed robbery at the employer’s store, but was... Read More

Nebraska: Recreational Drug User Entitled to Inpatient Care to Treat Worsening Drug Problem Following Robbery and Work-Related Shooting
Posted on 18 Apr 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A retail employee, who was shot multiple times by assailants who had returned to the store in apparent retaliation for the employee’s reporting of an earlier robbery to police, and who developed PTSD as a result of the incident, was appropriately... Read More

The Path of Non-resistance in Workplace Robberies: Reducing the Risk of Customer Injury
Posted on 1 May 2015 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Robbery—the crime involving sticky fingers that can get your entire hand amputated as a penalty in some cultures—is the leading cause of occupational homicide in the workplace and a known risk factor for employee injury. Some of the highest... Read More

Prior Relationship Common Factor in Workplace Homicides: Study Offers Guidance
Posted on 22 Jan 2013 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. The December 2012 incident at the Sandy Hook Elementary School is a recent example of a mass shooting affecting a person in a workplace (e.g., school principal) with whom the shooter has a prior relationship. A concurrent article... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (9/23/2011) – Robberies Were Normal Condition of Work, So Mental Injury Claim Not Allowed
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Mental Injury, Jurisdiction, Disqualification for Benefits, Evidence of Disability, and Pain Impairment. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for... Read More

Missouri: Chasing Bad Guy Arises Out of Employment
Posted on 2 Mar 2012 by Martin Klug

A robber wearing a ski mask and carrying a box cutter demanded claimant turn over his employer's money. When the employer had only $1 on premises, the robber stole claimant's cell phone and fled. The robber dropped the cell phone but when claimant... Read More

Missouri: Hair Dresser Killed at Salon Receives No Benefits
Posted on 21 Mar 2012 by Martin Klug

Claimant worked at a Kansas City, Missouri hair salon and cut hair. He was at home with his two small children in April 2009 when another hair dresser asked him to cover his appointments. When he arrived at the salon, an unknown robber shot him in the... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (5/17/2012) – Laundry Owners Unable To Hide Dirty Dealings With Employees Behind Soap Suds
Posted on 18 May 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

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... Read More