In local news:

A recent interesting decision in the Third Circuit determined that LWCC was not responsible for costs associated with a borrowed employee’s injuries sustained in Mexico while “deer netting” in a company helicopter. In LWCC v. Industrial Helicopters, LLC the judge found that the doctrine of res judicata applied and that:

“reasons which precluded the employee from receiving workers’ compensation benefits plus tort damages in an intentional tort setting, should extend as well, in the inverse, to the insured’s attempt to collect reimbursement from its workers’ compensation insurer for payments this court granted a credit for against its negligence-based tort liability after conclusively finding the payments were not required under the WCA. Simply put, this court has already determined the benefits Industrial seeks reimbursement for are not compensation benefits.”

Download the case in full: LWCC v Industrial_7.26.17

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