Worker’s Compensation

Not all Workplace Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance
January 30, 2024
Nationally, fatal workplace injuries increased from 2021 to 2022 by 5.7%.
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Extraordinary Workplace Misconduct: Perhaps Firewalking Is Not the Best Team-building Activity…
June 27, 2022
As reported recently in the New York Times, more than two dozen employees were injured last week during a team-building activity in which they walked over hot coals in their bare feet (?!!!)
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Ontario: Divisional Court Quashes WSIAT Stress Decision and Allows Constructive Dismissal Case to Proceed
September 17, 2021
Successful litigation advanced primarily by workers under the equality provisions of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms altered the legal landscape with respect to the treatment of stress claims by Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”).
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Ontario: Does the WSIB bar lawsuits for employment related stress? Apparently (in some cases)
December 11, 2019
Historically, workers’ compensation law placed a highly restrictive definition on traumatic mental stress injuries, which meant as a practical matter very few stress claims would ever be allowed.
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Employers Who Utilize Temporary Or Loaned Employees Are Now Potentially Liable For Third Party Claims Brought By An Injured Employee
January 29, 2018
On January 9, 2018, District III of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals decided that Wis. Stat. § 102.29(6)(b)1 allows an injured temporary employee to choose between filing a worker’s compensation claim and suing the temporary employer for tort damages.
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Alabama Worker's Comp Law Struck Down
May 9, 2017
In a potentially monumental decision, on May 8th, Jefferson County Circuit Judge Pat Ballard struck down the Alabama Worker's Compensation Act as unconstitutional.
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Wisconsin Surpreme Court Defines "Substantial Fault" Standard for Unemployment Insurance and Worker's Compensation Matters
May 9, 2017
On May 4, 2017, the Wisconsin Supreme Court released a long–awaited decision in Lela Operton vs. LIRC, 2017 WI 46, the first Supreme Court interpretation of Wisconsin’s “substantial fault” standard.
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