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Revised Impairment Guidelines Draw Positive Reviews

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 864 | 0 | 0 min read

A Democratic lawmaker, several workers’ advocates and one insurance trade association on Monday applauded the Workers’ Compensation Board’s revised impairment guidelines. Sen. Diane Savino One defense attorney, however, called them an early Christmas present for the claimants’ bar. The agency released the proposed guidelines, which are used to determine schedule loss of use awards, late Wednesday, just hours before Thanksgiving Day. Stakeholders were still reviewing the wholesale revisions on Monday  but said the latest proposal is a vast improvement over the...

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