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Christina Lumbreras is a Legal Editor for Workers' Compensation Report, a publication of our parent company, LRP Publications. She can be reached at [email protected]
Murder in the workplace, PTSD, softball injuries and other workers’ comp litigation disputes are being brought before judges across the country.
A man with a work-related back injury developed ALS, rendering him unable to work without pain meds. The state’s top court is asked to decide his eligibility for permanent total disability benefits.
Although he only played two games in California, this football player claimed the state had jurisdiction over his injury claim. The court had to decide.
The court disagrees when a volunteer driver argues that her weekly mileage reimbursement constitutes income and should make her eligible for workers’ comp.
When a worker dies while driving a company truck to work, the court is asked to decide if the going and coming rule bars his wife from claiming benefits.
The latest workers’ comp court decisions on cannabis reimbursement, safety criteria in hiring practices, attorney fees, interstate claims and more.
A block of driving time split between personal and professional errands creates confusion about whether injuries occurred in the course and scope of employment.
Significant workers’ compensation legal decisions from around the country.
The employer contended the injured worker was not performing a task of benefit to her employer at the time of the injury.
The court must consider whether a fatal overdose is a direct consequence of a worker’s comp injury.
A worker suffered a fall injury on his way out of the building. His employer argued the fall occurred outside the scope of his employment.
A judge ruled an employer erred when it terminated an injured worker’s benefits because he failed to report proceeds from the sale of a horse.
A man working outdoors injured himself falling from a tree. The court was left to decide whether the injury fell within the scope of his employment.
The court considers whether an off-premises injury occurred within the course of employment.
Significant workers’ comp legal decisions from around the country.
A retail store worker pursued a shoplifter and sustained injuries. His claim was denied, because the pursuit was a violation of company safety policy.