The 1996-1997 survey period was an active one in the field of workers' compensation. Significant decisions were handed down in a number of areas that will significantly impact important parts of the workers' compensation system.
The first section of this Article reviews what, by comparison to previous years, was a relatively mild legislative session with regard to workers' compensation. The next two sections address important cases that affect the Drug-Free Workplace Act' and the defense of cases involving intoxication as well as important cases involving a claimant's burden of proof to show a change in condition. The remainder of the Article summarizes other important decisions by subject area.
Bagley, H. Michael; Kniffen, Daniel C.; Blackmon, John G. Jr.; and Dixon, Katherine D.
Mercer Law Review: Vol. 49
, Article 14.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.mercer.edu/jour_mlr/vol49/iss1/14