Calif. Court Reins In Workers' Comp Claims By Family Members

Law360, San Diego (August 20, 2012, 11:18 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court on Monday declined to allow the wife of a LeFiell Manufacturing Co. worker injured by a power press machine to pursue a claim against her husband's employer, a move that could reduce duplicative suits by limiting the ability of injured workers' family members to bring claims outside the state's workers' compensation system.

When workers are injured on the job, workers' comp is generally the exclusive remedy for employees and their families so that employees get swift medical treatment while the employer is...
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