IOWA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REFRESHER: CARDIOVASCULAR INJURIES

The Iowa Supreme Court has adopted special rules regarding compensation for cardiovascular injuries. In order for an employer to be found liable for a cardiovascular injury, the employee must prove that employment was both the medical and legal cause of the injury. Riley v. Oscar Mayer Foods Corp., 532 N.W.2d 489 (Iowa Ct. App. 1995). Legal […]

IOWA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REFRESHER: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

Independent Contractors are not generally entitled to coverage under the Act.  Nonetheless, like self-employed persons, independent contractors can make a formal election to come under the provisions of the Act. IOWA CODE §85.61(11). In order to determine whether or not an employer-employee relationship exists, five important factors must be considered: (1) the right of selection, […]

BAYLOR EVNEN SPONSORS NEBRASKA SAFETY COUNCIL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW

Baylor Evnen is one of many supporters and sponsors of the Nebraska Safety Council Conference and Trade Show occurring on October 16, 2019 at the Holthaus Convention Center in Sutton, Nebraska. Attorney Paul Barta is a board member of the Nebraska Safety Council – an organization dedicated to educating employers and the public on safe […]

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON – GUEST SPEAKERS FROM BAYLOR EVNEN, LLP

On September 18, 2019, Baylor Evnen attorneys Dallas Jones and Jenna Christensen will be speaking at the Workers’ Compensation Association of Nebraska luncheon regarding the “Trends in the Trial Courts—The Lessons to be Learned from Trial Court Decisions”. While keeping close tabs on the decisions of appellate courts is essential to ensuring claims are handled […]

CHANGES TO NEBRASKA LAW REGARDING DEBT COLLECTION DURING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACTION

Changes to Nebraska Workers Compensation Act come into effect on September 1, 2019. In the last session, the Nebraska Legislature adopted Nebraska Revised Statute § 48-148.02 governing debt collection and workers’ compensation. This bill was supported by the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys. The new law prevents collection by any “provider of services, supplier of […]

CHANGE IN PRESIDING JUDGE OF NEBRASKA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT

Recently, the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court judges elected Judge Daniel Fridrich to be the Presiding Judge of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court. Judge Fridrich’s term runs from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. Although the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court is composed of seven judges appointed by the Governor, every two years one of the […]
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