Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Posts

The Evolution Of Texas Workers’ Compensation Subrogation

The history of workers’ compensation subrogation in Texas is as storied as the history of the state itself. The Lone Star State flew the flag of the Kingdom of Spain from 1685 until 1821, leaving a legacy that remains to … Learn More

Sometimes You Need More Than A Handshake: Documenting Waivers of Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Liens and Credits

A recent Pennsylvania federal court decision reminds us all that when settling third-party cases that involve workers’ compensation subrogation interests, it is vitally important to understand all of the steps which are necessary to fully document and enforce any settlement … Learn More

Arizona Supreme Court Applies Nebraska Law In Conflict-Of-Law Case

One year ago, the Arizona Court of Appeals announced that A.R.S. § 23-1023 was not a statute of limitations under Arizona law, with regard to the requirement that an employee must file a third-party action within the first year after … Learn More

Tennessee Denies Recovery Of Nurse Case Management Fees By Workers’ Compensation Carrier

Another state has been heard from. The growing outcry for direction over whether case management fees can be recovered by a subrogated workers’ compensation carrier has in many respects been as daunting and elusive as the search for the Holy … Learn More

Texas Supreme Court Enforces Waiver Of Subrogation Endorsement And Disallows Reference To Extrinsic Contracts

On January 26, 2018, the Texas Supreme Court refused to review the July 14, 2016 decision by the Texas Court of Appeals in Ins. Co. of the State of Pennsylvania v. Roberts, 506 S.W.3d 498 (Tex. App. 2016), review granted … Learn More

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Destroys Compensation Carrier’s Ability To Initiate Filing Of Third-Party Action

A long-standing political tug-of-war over whether a workers’ compensation carrier can initiate a third-party subrogation lawsuit and protect its subrogation rights under § 319 has ended with a disappointing Supreme Court decision. On November 21, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court … Learn More

Minnesota Clarifies Third-Party Allocation Procedure When The Employer Is Negligent

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has confirmed how a third-party tort recovery is to be apportioned procedurally when the employer is found to be comparatively at fault. The confusing state of affairs in Minnesota has undergone some changes in recent … Learn More

Texas Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Dealt Blow

On January 11, 2019, the Texas Court of Appeals issued an opinion which will have a profound effect on workers’ compensation subrogation in Texas. In New Hampshire Insurance Company v. Rodriguez, 2019 WL 168482 (Tex. App. 2019), the court announced … Learn More

Illinois Supreme Court Opens Door To Employee Intervention After Statute of Limitations Runs

The Illinois Supreme Court has somewhat clarified an injured employee’s rights to pursue a third-party case by intervening into a third-party subrogation suit filed by the workers’ compensation carrier, even after the personal injury Statute of Limitations (“SOL”) runs. In … Learn More

New Jersey Court Confirms Workers’ Comp Carrier Can Subrogate Against No-Fault Driver

A recent New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division decision has ostensibly settled a long-standing subrogation question with regard to whether a worker’s compensation carrier is entitled to subrogation and/or reimbursement from a third-party tortfeasor who is covered by New Jersey … Learn More