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Second shoulder injury was consequence of original injury (access required)

Where an employee received workers’ compensation benefits for a right shoulder injury sustained in the course of her employment, she was also entitled to benefits for a left shoulder injury that was caused by overcompensation following the original injury. Background ...

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Admission of safety violation forecloses recovery (access required)

An employee failed to follow his employer’s safety rule and was injured after circumventing an interlock gate that would have automatically shut down equipment in a commercial laundry. Because the employee conceded that the employer enforced the safety rule, the ...

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Attendance at two prior driving revoked trials backs third conviction (access required)

In rejecting a woman’s challenge to being found guilty of driving after forfeiture of her license, the court said the evidence showed she had twice been convicted for driving on a revoked license, and had notice of these prior convictions ...

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Coal miner awarded permanent disability benefits (access required)

An employer wrongly claimed that a coal miner who suffered loss of lung function needed to prove his disability after medical tests “conducted according to” established standards. Background The claimant suffered loss of lung function due to his exposure to ...

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