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Employee waited a month to report injury: Did he get workers’ comp?

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A construction worker says he tripped, fell and hurt his back. However, he waited a month to get any treatment for the alleged injury. How did his workers’ comp claim turn out?  [Read more…]

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Worker hurt while driving company truck to his home: Can he get comp?

Usually, employees don’t get workers’ comp for injuries suffered in a vehicle crash while driving to or from work, but there are exceptions. Do any of the exceptions apply in this case?  [Read more…]

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Video: Woman caught faking injury to get workers’ comp

An office worker says part of a sprinkler head fell from the ceiling above her desk, bounced and hit her on the head. Well, only part of the story is right, according to surveillance video (click through to see).  [Read more…]

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Wife finds husband dead at work: Can she sue for bystander emotional distress?

A worker’s wife discovered his dead body at work. Death benefits were paid through workers’ comp. Can she also collect for “bystander emotional distress?”  [Read more…]

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Does .05 blood alcohol content disqualify employee from workers’ comp?

A company tried to deny workers’ comp benefits to an injured employee, saying he was intoxicated when he was injured. Just what counts as “intoxicated” when it comes to workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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Former wrestlers sue WWE citing head injuries, lack of workers’ comp

A lawsuit on behalf of former wrestlers seeks damages from World Wresting Entertainment Inc. for head injuries. The wrestlers allege they were misclassified as independent contractors, so workers’ comp benefits weren’t available to them.  [Read more…]

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Can worker get psychiatric injury benefits for life-changing slip-and-fall?

A maintenance worker slipped and fell on a wet sidewalk. He suffered a fractured pelvis and several other injuries, and after three surgeries, he still had a lot of physical pain. He also suffered from depression and loss of sleep. Can he get additional workers’ comp benefits for psychiatric injuries?  [Read more…]

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Workers’ comp case focuses on who owns collapsed chair

An employee was eligible to receive workers’ comp for injuries he received when a chair he was sitting in collapsed. But he decided to take the case a step further, claiming the owner of the company was personally liable because the chair was the owner’s personal property. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Did undocumented employee face retaliation for workers’ comp claim?

An undocumented immigrant was placed on unpaid leave after filing a workers’ comp claim. The worker sued, claiming placing him on leave was retaliation for filing the claim. What did the court say?  [Read more…]

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Employee doesn’t remember fall, no one saw it: Can he get comp?

An employee apparently fell from the third floor of a building onto the ground, suffering multiple injuries. He applied for workers’ comp, but his employer said he didn’t prove his injury was in the course of his employment. Did a court grant the employee workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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