If you missed our recent Workers’ Compensation seminar, you can listen to the recordings here. You must enter the following to access the download:
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Once again, the topics presented were:
Effectively Managing Mental Stress Claims in Light of the Recent Armstrong Decision
Presented by Fred J. Pompeani
The Ins and Outs of The New Wage Loss Rules
Presented by Christopher C. Russell
Social Media: An Employer’s Best Friend In Defending Against Questionable Workers’ Compensation Claims?
Presented by Brian D. Hall
Shining a Light On The Workers’ Compensation Hearing: Strategies for Success and Pitfalls to …
Every once in a while – okay maybe more frequently than that – I realize that I have missed a court decision on an issue I have been following. Most recently, I had been intrigued by the Sixth Circuit panel decisions in Brown v. Cassens Transport Co. (Brown II) and Jackson v. Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. that had upheld Michigan workers’ compensation claimants’ rights to file federal RICO claims against their employers, their employers’ third party administrators and physicians who had conducted independent medical examinations on the theory that the defendants had conspired to unlawfully deny …
In August 2009, Shaun Armstrong sustained minor physical injuries in a motor vehicle accident while in the scope of his employment. The other driver, who plowed into the back of Armstrong’s truck, was killed.
Armstrong’s workers’ compensation claim was allowed for neck and back injuries. He also sought an allowance for PTSD, which the Industrial Commission also allowed. Armstrong’s employer appealed the PTSD allowance to the common pleas court on the grounds that the PTSD was not caused by his physical injuries.
The parties stipulated that Armstrong had PTSD and conducted a bench trial to determine whether he was entitled …