Safety and OSHA News

Employee in uniform assaulted before work: Can she get workers’ comp?

Did a court find this case to be one of the exceptions to the “going and coming rule” that usually prohibits payment for injuries suffered by an employee on their way to or from work?  [Read more…]

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Maine Supreme Court says workers’ comp doesn’t have to pay for medical marijuana

For a while, it seemed states were slowly accepting that medical marijuana would be covered under workers’ compensation. But a Maine court decision goes against that trend.  [Read more…]

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Fainted at work, hit her head: Why did court award workers’ comp benefits?

No one is arguing that this employee’s fainting spell on the job wasn’t caused by work. So why did she receive workers’ comp benefits after a recent court ruling?  [Read more…]

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Passed out, fell while smoking first e-cig and applies for workers’ comp

This employee was on a break and had just stepped out of his employer’s vehicle when he passed out and fell to the ground. Was this work-related and eligible for workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Chipotle settles after jury awards $7.9M to employee in workers’ comp retaliation case

Following an almost $8 million jury verdict, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. reached a confidential settlement with a former manager who claims the restaurant chain retaliated against her after she filed a workers’ comp claim.  [Read more…]

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Can traveling worker be denied workers’ comp benefits due to road rage incident?

This employee was injured when his vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer. The injured employee had been traveling for work. But how does a reported road rage incident factor into this case?  [Read more…]

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Employee injured falling off yoga ball at her desk: Did she get workers’ comp?

This employee suffered a concussion at work without even leaving her desk.  [Read more…]

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Injured worker says hip surgery caused back pain: Will workers’ comp pay for that?

This injured worker says he suffered hip and back pain. Why does his employer only want workers’ comp to cover the hip injury? How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Did court order workers’ comp to pay for injured employee’s $37 lunch?

A claims administrator sent an injured employee 100 miles for a medical evaluation. He turned in a lunch expense for reimbursement – a $37 meal at an Outback Steakhouse. Did workers’ comp pay for the lunch?  [Read more…]

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Authorities: Man collected $684K in disability after work injury while still employed (video)

Investigators say an Ohio man committed workers’ comp fraud by working for over 20 years as a fireplace salesman while collecting benefits. The accused was caught because he called a state insurance office to ask a question about his benefits. His voicemail gave him away on a return call.  [Read more…]

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