S2:E1 – Covid and the Compensation Court

When Nebraska reported its first presumptive case of Covid-19 in March of 2020, Nebraska’s workforce responded in a way that virtually no one could anticipate. Hundreds of employers temporarily closed their doors while those defined as “essential workers” continued to...

S1:E9 – Multiple Scheduled Member Injuries

Permanent injuries in Nebraska are either to a “scheduled member” or to the “body-as-a-whole.”  In general, “scheduled members” are those injuries specifically listed in § 48-121(3). Scheduled members include fingers, hands, toes, feet, knees, eyes, ears, and hearing....

S1:E7 – Avoiding Settlement Woes

While litigation is by nature adversarial, reaching a settlement agreement can be one of the most rewarding moments. However, several recent decisions in the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court have been a gentle reminder that reaching a dollar figure in terms of a...