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Third Department Decisions 7-9-15

Today the Court ruled on 2 cases involving compensation issues. In Matter of Hill-Chapman,  the carrier appealed  from a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board, filed January 27, 2014, which ruled that decedent’s death arose out of and in the course of his employment. Gerald Chapman (hereinafter decedent) collapsed and died while working as a […]

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Third Department Decisions 7-2-15

Today the Court decided 5 cases dealing with workers’ compensation matters. In Matter of Jones, The carrier appealed  from a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board, filed August 2, 2013, which, among other things, ruled that claimant sustained a causally related occupational disease and awarded workers’ compensation benefits. Claimant worked for the employer for 42 […]

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Third Department Decisions 6-25-15

Today the Court decided 2 cases dealing with workers’ compensation. In Matter of Dacey,  the carrier appealed  from a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board, filed January 22, 2013, which ruled that claimant did not violate Workers’ Compensation Law § 114-a. In September 2000, claimant sustained a work-related injury to his back while operating a […]

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Third Department Decisions 6-18-15

The Court decided two cases today. In Matter of Lattanzio, the carrier filed an appeal to the finding that apportionment did not apply to a workers’ compensation award. Claimant has had a neck condition requiring surgeries and intermittent treatment since 2000. Nevertheless, claimant worked  full time with certain restrictions until October 2010, when he fell […]

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Third Department Cases 6-11-15

Yesterday the Court decided 2 cases dealing with workers’ compensation issues. Appeal was taken from a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board, filed December 5, 2013, which ruled that liability shifted to the Special Fund for Reopened Cases pursuant to Workers’ Compensation Law § 25-a. In June 2005, claimaint suffered a work-related injury to his […]

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Third Department Decisions for 6-4-15

Today the Court decided one case dealing with workers’ compensation. In Matter of Liberious, the self-insured employer appealed from a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board, filed December 10, 2013, which assessed a fine against the self- insured employer pursuant to Workers’ Compensation Law § 25 (2-b)(h). Claimant was injured on the job in May […]

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Third Department decisions 5-29-15

The Court decided several cases this week. In Matter of Beck, the carrier appealed the finding that the employer and its third-party administrator were not entitled to reimbursement from the Special Disability Fund. In 1997, claimant’s husband (hereinafter decedent)established a claim for workers’ compensation benefits for asbestos related pleural disease and chronic irritative bronchitis, resulting […]

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The Court decided 3 cases dealing with compensation issues 4-30-15

In Matter of Harper, the carrier appealed from a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board, filed October 18, 2013, which ruled that claimant did not violate Workers’ Compensation Law § 114-a. Claimant obtained workers’ compensation benefits as the result of a 2002 back injury and was eventually found to suffer from a permanent total disability. […]

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Third Department Cases 4-9-15

Today the Court decided one case dealing with workers compensation. In Matter of Bellantoni, the self- insured employer appealed from a decision of the Board which ruled the employer waived the right to raise The defense that claimant provided untimely notice of her injury. Claimant applied for workers’ compensation benefits in 2011, alleging that she […]

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Third Department Decisions 3-26-15

Today the Court decided 10 cases dealing with workers’ compensation issues. Matter of Demperio, the carrier appealed  from a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board, filed March 6, 2013, which, among other things, ruled that claimant sustained a compensable injury. Claimant worked as a secretary at a medical facility, and she filed for workers’ compensation […]

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