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California Supreme Court Lowers The AOE/COE Hurdle In Workers’ Compensation

In South Coast Framing, Inc. v. WCAB, Jovelyn Clark, S215637, May 28, 2015, the California Supreme Court clarified a claimant’s burden of proof in obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. In brief, a claimant meets the...more

Texas High Court Confirms Exclusivity of Texas Workers’ Compensation Claim Remedy, Even for Alleged “Independent Injuries”

In a highly anticipated decision, the Texas Supreme Court emphasized its commitment to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation Act (Act) to deal with and respond to claims arising out of the...more

Workers' Comp. Alert: Going And Coming Rule Again Narrowed

The California Court of Appeal addressed the scope of the Going And Coming Rule in its decision, Craig Schultz v. WCAB and Joint Test Tactics and Training (JT3), 2015 S.O.S. 99, January 6, 2015....more

Australia’s High Court Denies Employee Worker’s Compensation Claim For Sex Injury

Ruling in a 4-2 decision[1], 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. The female...more

A Willful OSHA Violation Insufficient to Circumvent The Workers' Compensation Act's Bar on Lawsuit Against Employer

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that a willful violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) standards, without other evidence of an employer’s intentional conduct, is insufficient to...more

British Columbia says bulling and harassment “are not acceptable at any level” with Bill 14

The British Columbia legislature recently tabled amendments to Bill 14—the WORKERS COMPENSATION AMENDMENT ACT, 2011—to address bullying and harassment in the workplace. The amendments to Bill 14, among other things, expand...more

Court: Regional District Employees Are “Town” Employees; Claims Barred By Workers’ Compensation Act Exclusivity

The Connecticut Supreme Court, in a decision that will be officially released next week (but released this morning), held that an animal control officer for several towns, was an employee of each of the towns. Because...more

Medical Records Speak Louder Than Words: What It Takes to Win a Social Security Disability Claim Medical Records Speak Louder...

Columbia, MO – February 28, 2012 -- To SSA, the word “disabled” is not a medical term. This is the number one reason that the agency will not accept your doctor’s pronouncement that you are “disabled.” To SSA, being disabled...more

I’ve been released from care with permanent restrictions and I can’t go back to work in my previous job. Do I still get paid...

If your employer cannot accommodate your restrictions, then yes you would continue to be entitled to benefits under the Act. These benefits are called Maintenance benefits. These are different than temporary total disability...more

FSCO Allows Insurer's Appeal over WSIB Issues

A FSCO Director’s Delegate has allowed an insurer’s appeal of an arbitrator’s decision, which allowed the claimant to pursue accident benefits despite an unsettled WSIB claim....more

Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Round Up

Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers have been talking about over the past few weeks: *“New Jersey Task Force Recommends Privatization of Workers Compensation“-Workers’ Compensation...more

How to Utilize the Workers' Compensation System

This is a How To article on using the California State Workers' Compensation system....more

Car Crash Safety Plan Work Zone, Las Vegas Nevada Personal Injury Reserch

Crash Safety Las Vegas In work zones moving equipment and traffic create a danger, it is worse if there is a crash. Develop and use a traffic control plan for the work zone – provide traffic flow details and train crew...more

Links to Industrial Hygienists & Saftey Experts, Reserch Las Vegas Injury Law

Las Vegas Accident Lawyer, Reserch Ex: American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists Membership organization publications catalogue includes (US) national edition of Tailgate Meetings That Work!...more

Traffic Safety Devices, Uniform Manual Traffic Control, Las Vegas Injury Lawyer - Reserch

Las Vegas Injury Law Research Crash Avoidance Devices The design and applications of traffic control devices used in temporary traffic control zones are described in this chapter. A traffic control device is a sign,...more

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