If you own (or insure) a business that requires your employees to do some form of traveling, whether in a company vehicle or their own, it is important to be aware of your potential liability and take proactive measures to reduce risk.
The capsizing of a vessel operated by a police officer has highlighted a stark contrast between the application of sovereign immunity in state and federal courts in Virginia.
The improvement in artificial intelligence (AI) over the last few years has impacted several industries including insurance. In a survey by Accenture “a full 75% of 550 insurance executives said they believe that AI will either significantly alter or completely transform the overall insurance industry in the next three years.” Machine learning algorithms are already playing a key role in product design, sales, services, fraud detection, risk evaluation and claims resolution.
Back in September, KPM’s Joe Smith updated you about the Commission’s recent decision of Norris v. ETEC Mechanical Corporation, JCN:VA00001317384 (June 25, 2018). Norris involved a claimant who sustained serious injuries in a car accident after he fell asleep at the wheel.
Since Joe’s update, the Court of Appeals reviewed the Commission’s decision in Norris. In the published decision of Norris v. ETEC Mechanical Corporation, Record No. 1054-18-2 (Dec. 28, 2018), the Court agreed with the Commission that Norris could not recover under the Workers’ Compensation Act.