Would this be compensable under Workers' Comp? First note that this took place in Australia, so my question whether it would be compensable under U.S. law is completely hypothetical. A woman was sent one day to set up for a meeting to be held the next day in another city. That evening, while in her [...]
The NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development [LDW] has announced maximum weekly Unemployment Insurance and Workers' Compensation benefits for 2011. Details here. In light of the economy, I suppose that it should come as no surprise that benefits have decreased for the first time in 40 years. Surprising or not, it's still a bit of [...]
An employee injured on a five mile drive to get coffee was found by a NJ comp court to be eligible for comp benefits. Here's the story. Actually, it's not that unusual a ruling. I just couldn't resist the chance for the headline.
Here's an interesting question that arose in Delaware which came to our attention through Francis Pileggi at the Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog. It's slightly off topic, but you don't often see facts like this, so the story is worth telling. Injuries to employees that occur at work are usually subject to the exclusive [...]
Maybe the lifestyle in South Dakota really is more laid-back than here in the high-pressure East. Thomas VanSteenwyck worked for Baumgartner Trees and Landscaping as a laborer and landscaper. He was a regular marijuana smoker for many years. He didn't smoke on the job, but relaxed with the evil weed after work and in the evenings. [...]
Tlumac v. High Bridge Stone is an interesting case from the New Jersey Supreme Court. It deals with the availability of workers compensation benefits for a truck driver who had been drinking, but for separate reasons may have been tired. He drove off the side of a highway, was injured, and applied for workers comp [...]