A teen died after being buried in a grain elevator. Can the teen’s family sue the company as an exception to the workers’ compensation exclusive remedy? [Read more...]
The New Mexico Supreme Court has ordered a trial court to take another look at a case involving a police officer who died while saving a drowning child. Whether he was in the course and scope of his employment at the time will determine if his widow gets workers’ comp death benefits.
An employee was prescribed pain meds for a workplace injury. He’d also been taking a medication for depression. An accidental overdose of both meds caused his death. Can his widow get survivor’s benefits under workers’ comp? [Read more...]
One day at work, an employee collapsed and complained about difficulty breathing. Three weeks later he was dead. Was exposure to lime dust and diesel fumes the cause, and will his widow get death benefits? [Read more...]
A worker was prescribed pain meds for an on-the-job injury. He died from an overdose of the drugs. Will his widow get workers’ comp death benefits? [Read more...]
The transgender widow of a firefighter is suing the City of Wharton, TX, for workers’ comp benefits that she was denied because she was born a man. [Read more...]
Employee Michael Stokes suffered an ankle injury at work which required surgery. How did this lead to his widow requesting death and funeral benefits under workers’ comp? And did she get them? [Read more...]
An employer encouraged carpooling when some of its workers didn’t have transportation to work. Is the company now on the hook for workers’ compensation benefits after a fatal car crash? [Read more...]