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Court finds in Tooey that Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act does not bar latent occupational disease lawsuits against employers.
On November 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Tooey et al. v. AK Steel Corp. et...more
In North Carolina the redress for an on-the-job injury is strictly limited to the “exclusive remedy” provision of the NC’s Workers’ Compensation Act. Under this Act, jurisdiction is given to the NC Industrial Commission and...more
Ruling in a 4-2 decision, the Australian High Court denied a government employee worker’s compensation claim for an injury the employee sustained while having sex in a motel room during a business trip.
Washington state law prevents employees from suing their employers for on-the-job injuries and limits employer liability to paying L&I compensation. This law, however, does not prevent an injured employee from suing a party...more
A simple definition of workers’ compensation fraud is any activity that prohibits the fair payment of valid claims for workplace injuries or illnesses. However, it is important to understand that fraud can be used to collect...more
This week we examine the issues of whether a volunteer who accepts medical benefits under a worker's compensation policy is bound to the Indiana Worker's Compensation Act for exclusive recovery. We also examine the Indiana...more
Imagine this: You are working as a server at a wedding hall in northern New Jersey when your boss tells you that you are on flaming pig duty that night. You and a young co-worker, who have never flambéed anything in your...more
Last week, the Illinois Supreme Court seemed poised to reject an expansive interpretation of the "traveling employee" exception to the "going and coming" rule, which holds that employees injured during their commute to work...more
In the aftermath of the devastating April 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, the city of West sued Adair Grain, Inc., which owned the plant, and CF Industries, which supplied the chemical (ammonium nitrate)...more
When you think about getting hurt on the job, you probably think of things like machinery, vehicles, chemicals, and heavy objects. You probably don’t think about your crazy co-workers — they might get on your nerves, but they...more
On May 9, 2013, the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Hersh v. Morris County, to decide physically where employment begins....more
In light of the fact that the NC Senate is preparing to vote on a recently-passed House bill, it is appropriate to revisit one topic that may be addressed by the Senate in the coming days. The House passed Senate Bill 112...more
The kindergarten worker said she can't remember much about what happened — just everyone screaming and trying to get the children out of the playground....more
On June 4, 2013, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision limiting the circumstances under which a psychological condition can be recognized in a workers’ compensation claim. The Court’s decision, Armstrong v. John R....more
Most industrial employees realize that if they are hurt on the job for any reason, they are eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits, which pay for their accident-related medical expenses and also provide disability...more
You have discovered that your employer is not living up to its legal obligation to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Can you report them? Are there penalties they will face? Can you report your company anonymously?...more
Construction zone accidents in Alabama happen more frequently than many people may believe. When a worker is injured or killed in one of these collisions, workers' compensation insurance benefits typically apply....more
In North Carolina as well as most other states, workers' compensation is an insurance policy that protects employees who suffer on-the-job injuries regardless of fault and protects employers from personal injury lawsuits...more
Ronald Bayer fell off an iron beam while working on the construction site of an Illinois warehouse in 2007 and landed head first on the concrete 20 feet below. He sustained severe injuries: paralysis from the chest down and...more
As employers know all too well, an employee who is injured in connection with work can receive workers' compensation benefits simply by establishing that the injury occurred in the course of employment and resulted in a loss...more
Rudolph Laidlow worked for Hariton Machinery Corp., feeding heated metal bars into a mill. The machine came with a safety guard to prevent workers’ hands from being caught and shredded. The employer removed the guard...more
Steven Gorski unwittingly created a legal mess after he was injured on the job in 2006. The construction worker was on site at a construction project in Stockton, CA when a crane operator hit him, causing severe injuries. Mr....more
Two Alabama workers at a manufacturing plant in Montgomery County were each injured in separate accidents at the end of last year. Both workers had their arms injured a few weeks apart from machinery that was not properly...more
The founding principle of workers compensation is that an employee injured on the job can receive compensation regardless of whether the employer was at fault in any way. But what if the employer thinks the employee is at...more
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Gore v. WVOIC and Boone County Parks & Recreation Comm’n, (W.Va. 3/28/2013) -
On March 28, 2013, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a decision supporting the ranges of permanent...more