Calculating the Average Weekly Wage

Properly calculating the average weekly wage (“AWW”) is one of the more important aspects in evaluating a workers’ compensation claim.  Knowing an injured worker’s AWW is necessary to properly calculate benefit payments and future exposure on a claim.  Further, failure to calculate an accurate weekly wage can lead to a claim for penalties. The calculation […]


“Veterans Treatment Court” pilot programs started earlier this year in Douglas and Lancaster County District Courts.  This “Court” is a new arm of the Nebraska Problem Solving Court systems that currently includes Drug Court, Young Adult Court and Mental Health Court, Re-entry Court and Juvenile/Family Drug Treatment Court. The thrust of the Veterans Court is[…..]

Kuper Successfully Defends Appeal of an Order of Dismissal

In the case of Hamilton v. UPS, attorney Charles Kuper successfully defended UPS against an appeal from an Order of Dismissal entered by the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court.  Hamilton filed a Petition alleging he was permanently and totally disabled due to dementia that he alleged was caused by carbon monoxide exposure while working as a spotter[…..]

LKW Welcomes New Attorneys

LARSON KUPER WENNINGHOFF, PC, LLO is pleased to announce the addition of two new attorneys to its Omaha practice.  JOHN DENSBERGER joined the firm in October of 2017.  He is admitted to practice in Nebraska, and will focus his practice in the area of workers’ compensation.  John is a graduate of the University of Nebraska[…..]