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Third Department Decisions 6-5-14

In Matter of Nicpon, the special funds appealed a finding that liability shifted to the Special Fund for Reopened Cases pursuant to Workers’ Compensation Law § 25-a. Claimant sustained an injury to his lower back in March 2003 and a workers’ compensation claim was thereafter established for a temporary partial disability. In October 2005, claimant […]

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Third Department Decisions 6-19-14

Today the Court decided one case dealing with workers compensation. In Matter of Ercole, the special funds filed an appeal to a finding that 25-a applied. Claimant, an investigator with the employer, suffered compensable injuries to his knees in 1996. He was awarded a schedule loss of use with respect to both legs and, in […]

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Third Department Decisions 7-3-14

Today the 3rd Dept. decided 5 cases dealing with workers’ compensation issues. In Matter of Mosley, the carrier appealed the establishment of the claim. In November 2007, while working as an assistant store manager for the employer, claimant made a telephone call to a coworker at her home to discuss a work-related matter. Following that […]

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Third Department Decisions 7-24-14

Today the Court decided two cases dealing with workers’ compensation In Matter of Maiorano, claimant appealed from a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board, filed October 30, 2012, which, among other things, denied claimant’s request for a change of venue. Claimant applied for workers’ compensation benefits, alleging that he was injured during the course of […]

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Third Department Decisions 9-4-14

The Court decided five cases dealing with workers’ compensation issues. In Matter of Schwartz , the Claimant Appealed (1) from a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board, filed April 25, 2012, which ruled that claimant’s alleged cardiac conditions were not causally related to her established claim, and (2) from a decision of said Board, filed […]

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Third Department Decisions 10-2-14

Today the Court decided two cases dealing with workers’ compensation . In Matter of Dowdel, Appeal from a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board, filed March 25, 2013, which ruled that claimant’s posttraumatic stress disorder was consequential to his established claim for a back injury and awarded further workers’ compensation benefits. Claimant worked as an […]

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Third Department Decisions 11-6-14

Today the Court decided two cases dealing with workers; compensation . In Matter of GIOIA (now know as Patricia Witt), the carrier appealed a decision that among other things calculated claimant’s reduced earnings. Claimant injured her back in the course of her employment as a nurse’s aide and has an established workers’ compensation claim based […]

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Third Department Decisions 11-13-14

Today the Court decided 4 cases dealing with workers’ compensation. In Matter of Hasbrouck, the carrier appealed from a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board, filed July 25, 2012, which, upon reconsideration, ruled, among other things, that claimant was an employee of Christopher M. Harloff. In November 2008, claimant was injured while splitting firewood on […]

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State of the System 2014

Grey & Grey, LLP has released a White Paper authored by managing partner Robert E. Grey. The paper was cross-endorsed by the New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance (WCA), the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI). The 2014 White Paper reviews the current legislative, […]

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Worker’s Compensation Cases Decided 11-20-14

Today the Third Department decided 2 cases and the Court of Appeals decided one case dealing with workers compensation issues. In Matter of Best Hatfield, Appeal from an order of the Supreme Court , entered May 30, 2013 in Saratoga County, which, among other things, denied defendants motion to compel plaintiff to file a satisfaction […]

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