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Worker Who Received Statutory Maximum Weeks of PPD Can Still Seek Reclassification

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 269 | 0 | 53 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker who already received the statutory maximum number of weeks of benefits for a permanent partial disability could request a reclassification as being totally industrially disabled. Case: Matter of Minichiello v. New York City Department of Homeless Services, No. 530616, 11/12/2020, published. Facts and procedural history: Thomas Minichiello injured his back in 2009 while working for the New York City Department of Homeless Services. He later established his entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits. The department stipulated to...

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