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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 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 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 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 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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