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Should workers’ comp benefits be reduced because worker didn’t wear PPE?

The question the court had to decide in this case: Did the worker intentionally not wear his PPE?  [Read more…]

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Did mold exposure create a compensable injury under workers’ comp?

There’s no question this former employee was exposed to mold at work. After the exposure, she developed an inflammatory illness that can affect the lungs. Did workers’ comp cover her condition?  [Read more…]

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Injured at work, then he got into a fight and was fired: Can he collect comp?

This employee received workers’ comp benefits for workplace injuries. Then he got into a physical fight with a co-worker and was fired. Did his comp benefits continue?  [Read more…]

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Worker injured by electrical shock; can he get comp benefits for depression too?

This employee received an electrical shock. There’s no question he suffered physical injuries. But did his depression result from the work injury, and is it compensable under workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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No workers’ comp benefits for employee injured in car crash

Employees injured in vehicle crashes on their way to or from their job usually don’t receive workers’ comp benefits for their injuries. Courts have recognized exceptions – but not in this case where an employee gave a co-worker a ride.  [Read more…]

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She was shot to death at work: Will her husband get comp benefits?

When is a victim’s spouse eligible for workers’ comp benefits following a death due to workplace violence? This active shooter case spells out what the law says in one state.  [Read more…]

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Did mistake in urine collection allow injured worker to receive comp benefits?

This case shows that some states will hold employers to strict standards when it comes to proving that an employee shouldn’t receive workers’ comp because they were under the influence of marijuana.  [Read more…]

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Workers’ comp: Just a broken toe or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

Some doctors thought this employee could go back to work, while others said that wasn’t possible because she was still in pain. How did a court resolve this impasse?  [Read more…]

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Was injury from parking-lot fall eligible for workers’ comp benefits?

In this case, a court had to determine whether an employee’s injuries were eligible for workers’ comp because of an exception to the coming-and-going rule.  [Read more…]

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Injured from fall, tested positive for weed: Does she get workers’ comp?

Judges split 2-1 on whether an employee who was injured at work should receive workers’ comp benefits after testing positive for weed. Which side prevailed?  [Read more…]

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