Last time, we began our review of the Court’s workers compensation cases on the civil side, and cases involving the elements of violent crimes on the criminal side. In the next two posts, we’re taking a closer look at those two areas of law. Since 1991, the Court has heard slightly more employer wins from the Court of Appeal – 54.29% of the total – than employee wins. The Court has reversed 52.63% of the employer wins it’s heard, but has reversed 62.5% of the employee wins.
Looking at the yearly data, we see one employer win affirmed in 1993, one in 1995, two in 1998, two in 2001, one in 2003 and 2005 and one in 2015.
The Court reversed two employer wins in 1992, one in 19903, one in 1999 and 2000, two in 2001, one in 2007, 2008 and 2015.
The Court affirmed one employee win per year in workers compensation cases in 1991, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2007 and 2013.
The Court reversed one plaintiffs’ win in 1991, two in 1993, one per year in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2009 and 2011.
Since 1991, the Court’s reversal rate in workers compensation cases in 60%, slightly above the average in civil cases. Between 1991 and 1995, the Court’s reversal rate in workers compensation cases was 60%. Between 1996 and 2000, the Court reversed in two-thirds. From 2001 to 2005, the Court reversed in four of eight workers compensation cases. From 2006 to 2010, the Court reversed in three of four. Since 2010, the Court has reversed in two of four cases.
Join us back here next time as we take a closer look at the Court’s cases involving the elements of violent crimes.