NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.
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West Star Transportation, Inc. faces a $5.3 million dollar liability judgment. The company did not carry workers’ compensation insurance at the time of the near-fatal fall suffered by one of its workers. This was a case in which the worker sued the company for negligence– a suit which would have been barred by the exclusive remedy provisions of the Labor Code had there been comp coverage. The 7th District Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment both as to the finding of negligence and as to the amount of the verdict. The appeals court found that the company created an unusually precarious work environment and an unreasonable risk of harm to its employees. The Amarillo Court of Appeals issued its opinion in the case last Friday.West Star Transportation, Inc. v. Charles Robison, et al, No. O7-13-00109-CV (7th Dist.).