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High Court to Rule on Family's Entitlement to Post-Mortem Payment of Award

Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 0

New York’s highest court will weigh in on a family’s right to the remaining payments on a worker’s nonschedule permanent partial disability award in cases of death unrelated to a job injury. The issue arose in a case called Green v. Dutchess County Board of Cooperative Education Services. In March 2020, the Appellate Division’s 3rd Department ruled that Eric Watson’s teenage son could collect roughly $19,000 that remained outstanding on his award when he died in 2018. Watson had been a crisis intervention worker at BOCES, a school for at-risk youth. W...

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