Monthly Archives: January 2019

Husband/Wife Bakery Ends Up With Two Policies; Insurers Must Split Cost of Death Claim

Policy Procured “by Mistake” Remains in Force Since Cancellation Wasn’t Done According to Missouri Law Cancellation of a workers’ compensation insurance policy, even when both the insured and the insurer contend the policy was issued by mistake, must be in … Continue reading

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Florida Comp Act’s Drug-Free Workplace Program Statute Provides no Private Right of Action

Unsuccessful Job Applicant Sought to Utilize Statute After Passing Drug Test, But Not Getting Job § 440.102, Fla. Stat., which establishes a drug-free workplace program as part of Florida’s overall worker’s compensation scheme, does not provide a private right of … Continue reading

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Kentucky Considers PTSD Benefits—but Only for First Responders

Animal Farm Logic: “All [workers] are equal, but some [workers] are more equal than others.” House Bill 40, which would provide workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), but only for certain specified first responders, was introduced into the … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Bizarre Workers’ Comp Cases for 2018

Annual “Bizarre” List Began More Than 30 Years Ago More than 30 years ago, my mentor, Dr. Arthur Larson, and I began a quirky New Year’s tradition. Early one January evening, we sat together in his home on Learned Place, … Continue reading

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