Monthly Archives: June 2011

Trio of cases shows diversity of need for legal talent

Inactivity at work ruled compensable for spouse’s benefits m An unusual case has resulted in a finding for the surviving spouse of an overweight, work-at-home AT&T manager. AT&T manager described as working long hours at home According to a June … Continue reading

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Updates from W. Va, Illinois–and a troubling case from Alabama

Woman broke wrist in fall at work, yet top state court ruled against her m Volunteer firefighters get state help Good news from West Virgina, according to a June 20 piece from Insurance Journal, “West Virginia’s volunteer fire departments looking … Continue reading

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West Virginia has workers’ comp problems on two fronts

More claims filed from Menard facility; Illinois lawmakers must return for special session m The West Virginia workers’ comp program is back in the news. Daily Mail questions state agencies’ loss ratios We’ve covered their significant problems concerning volunteer fire … Continue reading

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Appeals necessary to straighten out odd cases–not unusual in workers’ comp field

Nausea causes blackout; worker trips over dog in her home m It’s enough to make you sick, some of these stories about people abusing the workers’ comp system. Souper Salad worker billed for paramedics’ response A teen-age restaurant worker in … Continue reading

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Gambling cited as hazard for injured workers in Pennsylvania

Illinois scandal updated–with report from ’08–as legislature resolves reform bill m ‘Human nature’ to gamble? An opinion piece at a Pennsylvania news site brings up an unusual topic: injured workers who gamble away workers’ comp benefits. Human nature cannot be … Continue reading

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Mobile Technology and Workers Compensation

Workers compensation is paid to employees who are injured in the course of employment. Workers’ compensation eliminates the right of the worker to sue for compensation through a personal injury claim, and instead, requires the employer to pay medical expenses, … Continue reading

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