NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.
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Wiggling around the exclusive remedy defense is still pretty hard to do. The Corpus Christi Court of Appeals held early this month in Barrett v. Berry Contracting, LP that in the context of general contractor/subcontrator claims, if the claimant accepts workers’ compensation benefits where a general contractor purchased a policy of insurance that covered subcontractors, the claimant cannot escape and the comp bar applies. It is not clear whether the Court’s analysis would have been different if the claimant hadn’t “accepted” the benefits.
- Copyright 2019,Jane Lipscomb Stone, Stone Loughlin & Swanson, LLP