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Virginia Court Affirms Commission’s Safety Violation Finding

Driver’s Failure to Chock Wheels Results in Loss of Comp Benefits A Virginia appellate court recently affirmed a finding by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission that a truck driver willfully violated known safety rules when he failed to chock the … Continue reading

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Virginia Bus Driver’s Failure to Wear Seat Belt Constituted Willful Misconduct

A bus driver, who sustained serious injuries in an accident in which his bus was struck from behind, causing it to careen against a guard rail and then flip over, ejecting the driver, was appropriately found to have violated his … Continue reading

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Mississippi Officer’s High Speed Driving, Without Seatbelt, Did Not Amount to Willful Intent To Injure Himself

Although crash data indicated not only that a Mississippi patrol officer increased his speed steadlily from 53 mph to more than 90 mph in the twelve seconds prior to an accident, but that the officer was not wearing his seatbelt … Continue reading

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Virginia Employer Proves Employee Was Intoxicated, But Still Loses Case

The Court of Appeals of Virginia recently reiterated that in order to defeat a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, it is not enough to show that an employee was intoxicated at the time of his or her injury; the employer … Continue reading

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Georgia Supreme Court Clarifies “Willful Misconduct” Doctrine

Reversing a decision of the state’s Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, in Telecom v. Burdette, 2017 Ga. LEXIS 103 (Feb. 27, 2017), held that while the mere violation of instructions or the mere doing of a hazardous … Continue reading

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