NEW! Cox v. Saks Fifth Avenue, 520289, (07/09/2015): A New York appellate court reversed a decision by the Workers' Compensation Board denying a retail clerk benefits for a psyche injury that allegedly arose from his supervisors' demands that he engage in deceptive business practices to i...Read More
NEW! Matter of McCabe v. Albany County Sheriff's Department, 518891, (06/18/2015): A New York appellate court ruled that a municipal employer's credit for the amount of workers' compensation benefits due to an employee who is receiving wage-replacement benefits can be reduced by the a...Read More
NEW! Ouderkirk v. Nestle Food Co., 519209, (05/28/2015): A New York appellate court ruled that substantial evidence did not support a finding that an injured worker had involuntarily removed himself from the labor market in 2003.
NEW! Vitolo v. City of New York, 15251 305451/11, (05/28/20...Read More
NEW! Hicks v. Vane Line Bunkering, 13-1976-CV, (04/17/2015): The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was entitled to an award of punitive damages and attorney fees for his employer's willful failure to pay him adequate maintenance and cure for a shoulder injury....Read More
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It's May, and in my book, that means it's time for the NCCI Annual Issues Symposium. Always a good conference, as it lays out the latest facts, figures and trends of workers' comp. But this year's agenda particularly sparked my interest.
There are a plethora of great worke...Read More
NEW! Mora v. Sky Lift Distributor Corp., 305640/09 14589 83710/12 14588, (03/24/2015): A New York appellate court ruled that a worker could proceed with one of his Labor Law claims for his injury from a falling cooling tower lid.
NEW! Czajkowski v. City of New York, (03/17/2015): A New Yo...Read More
A new study coming out soon in the Annual Review of Public Health attempts to reframe our discussion regarding the opioid crisis. Often, we focus attention on nonmedical use of opioids. Tho...Read More
NEW! Shea v. Bloomberg, 2013-04678, (01/14/2015): A New York appellate court ruled that a stagehand should be allowed to proceed with his Labor Law claim for his alleged injuries after he was thrown from the cargo box of a John Deere Gator utility vehicle.
NEW! Matter of Regan v. City of ...Read More
For injuries on and after Jan. 1, 2013, there shall be no increase in impairment ratings for the compensable consequence of a physical injury resulting in psyche, sleep, or sexual dysfunction or any combination thereof, an exception thereto being catastrophic injury which includes but is not limi...Read More
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued earlier this year expanded injury-reporting requirements, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Some are worth looking at, as OSHA appears to be signaling that it's quite unhappy with the state of work injury surveillance in the country. It is convin...Read More