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Passage of Time Bars Worker From Receiving Further Awards

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 0

A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was barred from receiving further awards for a 1984 injury to his left knee. Case: Matter of Hopeck v. Al Tech Specialty Steel Corp., No. 533459, 05/26/2022, published. Facts and procedural history: Edward Hopeck established a claim for an injury to his left knee following a 1984 accident and received a 15% schedule loss of use award. In 2000, Hopeck requested a reopening of the matter and, following a hearing and transfer to the Special Fund for Reopened Cases, his SLU award was increased to 20%. In 2002, Hopeck filed a separate, controverted ...

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