While there are a lot of cases involving denial of workers’ compensation benefits that are appealed to a United States District Court or United States Court of Appeals, most of them deal with particular factual issues. However, every once in a while, a decision about a workers’ compensation issue is made that has real impact on future cases, and that case is considered truly noteworthy.
According to a recent news feature from The National Law Review, Fitzgerald v. Walmart is a noteworthy workers’ compensation case. The reason this case garnered so much attention is because the court held that, even though she felt a “pop” in her lower back while at work, that did not make this a work-related injury. Continue reading