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Lower Interest Rate Applies to Awards Entered After Statutory Change

Monday, February 22, 2021 | 137 | 0 | 15 min read

The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that the date of an award controls the determination of interest owed on unpaid benefits and that the entire amount may be subject to a lower rate. Case: Martin v. Warrior Coal LLC, No. 2020-SC-0055-WC, 02/18/2021, published. Facts and procedural history: Charles Martin worked for Warrior Coal LLC. He suffered an injury to his left shoulder in April 2016 and filed a workers’ compensation claim in October 2017. In April 2018, an administrative law judge found that Martin was entitled to income benefits. The judge ordered that all unpaid instal...

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