NEBRASKA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATE RISES IN 2022

Effective January 1, 2022, the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Mileage Reimbursement Rate will rise to 58.5 cents per mile for travel to seek medical treatment or while participating in an approved vocational rehabilitation plan. This rate has jumped from 2021 when the rate was 56 cents per mile. For more information about workers’ compensation in Nebraska, […]

NEBRASKA’S MAXIMUM WEEKLY BENEFIT RATE TO INCREASE TO $983.00

For work-related injuries and illnesses that occur on or after January 1, 2022 the new maximum weekly benefit rate under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $983.00. The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court announced the change on November 17, 2021. The new rate equates to 100 percent of the state wide average weekly wage, […]

MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND CBD OIL, COMPENSABLE?

In Nebraska you will find CBD Oil and other Marijuana extract products in various locations. Medical Marijuana is not currently legal in this state but the prevalence of these Marijuana extract products, which promise health benefits, begs the question: Are these products compensable under Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act? Marijuana and its extracts are illegal in […]

NEBRASKA SUPREME COURT SET TO DECIDE IF AN EMPLOYER MUST BUILD AN ACCESSIBLE HOME FOR AN INJURED EMPLOYEE

The Nebraska Supreme Court recently considered whether an employer can be ordered to pay for the costs of constructing a custom-built accessible home for an employee. In Lewis v. MBC Construction Co., the employee was injured in the course of his employment and had his left leg amputated. After the injury, the employee asked his […]

NEBRASKA COURT OF APPEALS DETERMINES THAT UNRELATED INCIDENT AT HOME WAS COMPENSABLE AS AN EXACERBATION OF A PRIOR WORK INJURY

Recently, in Bunz v. A.C. Lightning Prot. Co., Inc., the Nebraska Court of Appeals addressed the difference between an aggravation and an independent intervening cause in an unpublished opinion. While the opinion is unpublished, meaning that it cannot be cited as authoritative, it provides a strong analysis of the differences between these two types of […]

GENERAL CONTRACTOR NOT LIABLE UNDER SECTION 48-116 FOR SUBCONTRACTOR’S WORK RELATED INJURY

Recently, the Court of Appeals of Nebraska was faced with compensability issues relative to multiple contractors.  Typically, under 48-116, Nebraska will hold a general contractor liable for workers’ compensation benefits for an injured worker of the subcontractor if the subcontractor failed to obtain workers’ compensation insurance. However, in Wright v. H & S Contracting, the […]
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