State workers’ compensation law did not allow an employer to recover the amount of future medical benefits to be provided to an employee from his personal injury settlement with a third party, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
An employee who is not a legal resident of the U.S. is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for a permanent total loss of earning power resulting from a work-related injury, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
A Washington lawyer claims she developed multiple chemical sensitivity disorder as a result of chemicals released in her former firm’s newly remodeled office.
Yesterday, a state court rejected her bid for workers’ compensation benefits.
An Oklahoma power plant worker has overcome the typically insurmountable hurdle of workers’ comp exclusivity, getting the green light to pursue an intentional tort claim against his employer for exposure to toxic fly ash.
Published: November 9, 2012
Tags: ex parte, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA, workers' compensation
A workers’ compensation claimant was required to authorize her treating physician to engage in ex parte communication with her employer’s attorney, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
A judge has approved the largest reported workers’ compensation settlement in Virginia, a $6.2 million package that coordinates ongoing Social Security benefits, a Medicare set-aside fund and a special needs trust to care for a young worker who will need lifetime services.
Workers’ compensation exclusivity barred a claim for loss of consortium brought by the wife of an injured worker – even though state law permitted her husband’s tort claim against the employer, the California Supreme Court has ruled.
An employee could not sue his employer’s workers’ compensation insurer for pain and suffering allegedly caused by wrongful delays in the payment of his medical bills, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
But one TGI Friday’s waiter indeed accomplished the unimaginable, turning his sampling of a quesadilla into a workers’ compensation claim.