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Doctor clears her for work, but she refuses to go back: Can she get workers’ comp?

Doctor clears her for work, but she refuses to go back

An employee injured her neck at work. A doctor said she could return to work without restrictions. The employee quoted another doctor who recommended restrictions. She quit and filed for workers’ comp. Did she get benefits?  [Read more…]

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He says work made his back problem worse: Does he get workers’ comp?

An employee says repetitive work substantially worsened the severity of his preexisting degenerative disc condition. Was that the case, and if so, does that qualify him for workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Did employer fail to accommodate Zamboni driver’s disability from work injury?

An ice-skating rink says it fired its maintenance manager after he drove the Zamboni into the rink wall, causing damage. The employee says the rink failed to accommodate his disability due to a workplace injury and fired him for it. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Traveling employee injured driving home from work celebration: Workers’ comp?

A traveling sales representative was on his way home from a work celebration when he was injured in a car crash. Did a court rule he should receive workers’ comp benefits for his injuries?  [Read more…]

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Worker passed out in front of supervisors: Is that adequate notice for workers’ comp?

A worker’s supervisors saw him pass out while on the job. But his employer says the worker never gave formal notice of his workplace injury. Did a court award him workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Was driver intoxicated at time of fatal truck crash? Can widow sue employer?

A truck driver died in a one-vehicle, rollover crash. Tests found drugs in his system. Does this prevent his widow from suing the employer?  [Read more…]

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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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