Thomas A. Robinson on Larson's Spotlight on Interesting Workers' Compensation Cases for 2013 (PDF)
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This commentary surveys interesting workers’ compensation cases that were issued in 2013. These cases were selected based on whether they have broad implications, include unusual, rare, or complex facts, relate to newsworthy issues, place an interesting twist on established workers’ compensation principles, and/or include an excellent discussion of the law citing Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).
Thomas A. Robinson, Durham, North Carolina, received his B.A., cum laude, for both Economics and History, in 1973 from Wake Forest University, his J.D. in 1976 from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he served as Managing Editor, Wake Forest Law Review, and his M.Div. in 1989 from Duke University Divinity School. From 1976 to 1986, Mr. Robinson was in private practice, where he focused on workers’ compensation defense work. From 1987 to 1993, he was research and writing assistant to Professor Arthur Larson. Since 1993, Mr. Robinson has been the primary upkeep writer for Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis) and Larson’s Workers’ Compensation, Desk Edition (LexisNexis). He is the Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (LexisNexis), and a contributing writer for California Compensation Cases (LexisNexis), Benefits Review Board Service–Longshore Reporter (LexisNexis), New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook (LexisNexis), Dubreuil’s Florida Workers’ Compensation Handbook (LexisNexis), and Workers’ Compensation: The Survival Guide for Business (LexisNexis). Author of numerous short pieces on workers’ compensation and employment law, Mr. Robinson has lectured widely on workers’ compensation issues. He also serves on the executive committee of the Larson’s National Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board. His award-winning blog, The WorkComp Writer, can be accessed at http://www.workcompwriter.com/.
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