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Restaurant manager shot, seriously wounded; did he receive workers’ comp benefits?

It may seem like a cut-and-dried case that a restaurant manager who is shot and wounded by a robber will receive workers’ comp benefits. But where this shooting took place left this case open to question.  [Read more…]

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Workers’ comp covers dog bite; can company recoup costs by suing canine owner?

A police officer was bitten by a dog and suffered injuries. His employer’s workers’ comp provided benefits. Can his employer recoup those costs by suing the dog’s owner?  [Read more…]

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Company nurse fails to diagnose worker’s stroke: Is this a worker’s comp case?

A worker sued his employer and the company nurse alleging he was misdiagnosed after suffering a stroke at work. The company says the lawsuit should be thrown out because this is a workers’ comp case. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Tripped in building lobby on way to work: Does she get workers’ comp?

An employee injured her shoulder after falling in the lobby of the office building where she worked. She filed for workers’ comp benefits. Did she get them?
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Driving delivery van was a pain in the butt: Did driver get workers’ comp?

A UPS driver says the padding on the seat in his delivery vehicle was so thin that he was basically sitting on metal for up to 10 hours a day. Did that cause an injury that was eligible for workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Did repetitive motion at work cause wrist injury?

Repetitive motion injuries can be tricky. How can you tell if this type of injury is caused by a degenerative condition, repetitive motion at work or maybe a combination of both? Should the injured employee receive workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Should long-term opioid painkillers be covered under workers’ comp?

An employee injured his back 13 years ago. A pain medicine specialist says opiate medications reduce his pain, improve his quality of life and overall function. His former employer’s insurance company doesn’t want to continue to pay because he’s reached maximum medical improvement. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Injured during pre-employment test: Does he qualify for workers’ comp benefits?

If someone is injured during a pre-employment test, do they get workers’ comp benefits? The answer to that question came down to the definition of a three-letter word.  [Read more…]

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Injured falling down stairs: Does this qualify for workers’ comp benefits?

What happens when no one witnessed an injury and the injured worker doesn’t remember it?  [Read more…]

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Killed in company vehicle crash on the way home: Does widow get death benefits?

An estimator, who traveled as part of his job, died when his work vehicle was involved in a crash on the way home. During the commute, he talked to his boss on the phone. Did his widow get workers’ comp death benefits?  [Read more…]

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