Iowa Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal Based on Statute of Limitations in Cumulative Back Injury Case

Recently the Iowa Court of Appeals in Myers v. R.R. Donnelly, issued its decision elaborating on when the statute of limitations will apply in cumulative injury claims. In this case, the Claimant began working for the employer in 1984 and began developing back pain and seeking medical treatment in 1999. The Claimant testified that he […]

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Baylor Evnen Attorneys Dallas Jones, Jennifer Caswell and Paul Barta Presenting at 2017 NSBA Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar

On Friday, November 3, Dallas Jones, Jennifer Caswell and Paul Barta will be presenting on Nebraska workers’ compensation issues at the 2017 Annual NSBA Workers’ Compensation Seminar. Baylor Evnen law firm is an integral part of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation System in Nebraska and are honored that these three attorneys have been requested to speak […]

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Nebraska Supreme Court Opines on Sufficiency of Medical Evidence

The Nebraska Supreme Court issued its decision in Hintz v. Farmers CO-OP Assn. 297, Neb. 903 on September 29. This important decision reversed the Court of Appeals and reiterated that medical expert testimony derived solely from a review of medical records is competent and admissible. The claimant (Hintz) was involved in a work accident on […]

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Iowa Supreme Court Reverses Important Point in Bad Faith Case

Previously, in the matter of Thornton v. American Interstate Insurance Company, a workers’ compensation Claimant had filed a bad faith lawsuit against the applicable workers’ compensation insurer for bad faith. Many allegations were made, but the primary thrust of the Petition was that the employer had no reasonable grounds to dispute that the Claimant was […]

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Baylor Evnen Attorneys to Present at Nebraska Workers Compensation Symposium

Baylor Evnen is proud to be a presenting sponsor and to have two of our attorneys, Dallas Jones and Jill Gradwohl Schroeder, involved in addressing important workers’ compensation topics at this year’s 2017 Nebraska Symposium occurring October 18th & 19th. Baylor Evnen Attorney Dallas Jones will be a featured member on a panel discussing and […]

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Baylor Evnen Welcomes Attorney Jennifer Caswell to its Workers’ Compensation Practice Group

Baylor Evnen is pleased to announce that Jennifer Caswell has joined its workers’ compensation practice group. Jennifer Caswell is a well-respected workers’ compensation attorney who has represented employers and insurers in Nebraska and Colorado. At Baylor Evnen, Ms. Caswell will focus her practice on representation of employers and insurers in Nebraska workers’ compensation matters. Baylor […]

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Having an Eclipse Viewing for Your Employees? Workers Compensation Considerations for Employers

Nebraska, particularly Central Nebraska, has become a focal point for the viewing of the upcoming eclipse on August 21, 2017. Many employers, including our office, are offering the opportunity for employees to view the eclipse. Often times these viewings will take the form of a party during work hours with employers providing glasses, food, and […]

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Baylor Evnen Attorneys Obtain Favorable Nebraska Court of Appeals Decision on Issues of Credits for TPD

The Nebraska Court of Appeals recently decided the case of Jurgenson v. International Paper Company, where Baylor Evnen Attorneys, Timothy Clarke and Thomas Shires, represented the interests of International Paper Company. In the August 1, 2017 decision, the Court of Appeals entered a favorable ruling, significantly reducing the amount of benefits the trial court found […]

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Judge Hoffert Recently Appointed as Presiding Judge of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court

Recently, Judge John R. Hoffert was elected as the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court presiding judge. Judge Hoffert’s election is for a two year term ending June 30, 2019. Judge Hoffert was elected as presiding judge by the judges of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court. For questions regarding the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, please don’t hesitate […]

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Recent Trial Decision Details the Importance of Effective Discovery in Litigated Cases

Recently, in De Mora v. Greater Omaha Packing, defended by Dallas Jones, Judge Martin rejected the plaintiff’s claim that her low back condition was caused by an altered gait due to a compensable ankle fracture. Judge Martin rejected the opinions expressed by the plaintiff’s experts, because it did not appear that those experts were aware […]

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