A nurse says workplace training dredged up memories of abuse he suffered as a child, and that his resulting post traumatic stress disorder left him unable to work. Can he get workers’ comp benefits for PTSD?
Workers' Compensation Decisions
The Newtown, CT, school shootings have raised the question: Can employees get workers’ comp coverage for post traumatic stress disorder suffered because of a violent event? Recently, an Ohio court dealt with a similar case.
When do workers get to choose their own doctors following a workplace injury? That’s the issue in this case in which a car part fell on a worker’s head.
Was surveillance video of a worker renovating a house enough to get his workers’ comp disability benefits thrown out?
A pet chimpanzee attacked an employee who had been summoned to her boss’ house. The worker sued her employer who countered that workers’ comp should cover this incident. Now, there appears to be a settlement in this case.
Due to a paycheck dispute, an employee was pushed off a roof and injured by a co-worker. Does workers’ comp cover the employee’s injuries? Martin Duran Perez worked as a carpenter for Focus Framing in Nevada. On the day he was injured, Perez was upset because he believed the paycheck he received was short for […]
No one could blame a company for contesting total disability payments under workers’ comp if the employee could really go back to work. But there are ramifications for taking a workers’ comp appeal too far.
The bad news: Some employers commit workers’ comp fraud to reduce costs so they can underbid honest companies. The good news: Many of the cheaters get caught and face serious penalties, as in this case.
A company suspended workers’ comp benefits for an injured employee, claiming he was an undocumented worker. It was up to a state court to decide whether the worker had to prove he had a right to work in the U.S. or if the burden of proving he couldn’t work legally was on the company.
Can companies make hiring decisions based on whether someone is more likely to be injured on the job? That’s the question in a lawsuit against a manufacturing company.
Who is responsible for a contract employee’s at-work injury is evolving in many states. Reason: More and more state courts are recognizing an exception to standard premises liability law in cases like this one.
An appeals court recently upheld a decision that two contract agricultural employees were entitled to $2.5 million in civil damages from the sugarcane farm where they were working.
A company tried to argue that it didn’t owe workers’ comp benefits to an undocumented worker. Why did a court disagree with the company’s position?
A state supreme court has ruled that a portion of a workers’ compensation law that required 180 days of continuous work for a cumulative-trauma injury claim is unconstitutional.
In a recent opinion, a state court said depriving undocumented employees from workers’ comp benefits decreases the burden on companies to provide safe workplaces.
Slowly, more courts are dealing with the issues involving medical or recreational marijuana and the workplace. The most recent ruling can be seen as a win for employers.
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