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New York Case Law Update 07/29/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
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NEW! Cox v. Saks Fifth Avenue, 520289, (07/09/2015): A New York appellate court reversed a decision by the Workers' Compensation Board denying a retail clerk benefits for a psyche injury that allegedly arose from his supervisors' demands that he engage in deceptive business practices to i...Read More
New York Case Law Update 07/08/2015
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NEW! Matter of McCabe v. Albany County Sheriff's Department, 518891, (06/18/2015): A New York appellate court ruled that a municipal employer's credit for the amount of workers' compensation benefits due to an employee who is receiving wage-replacement benefits can be reduced by the a...Read More
New York Case Law Update 06/11/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
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NEW! Ouderkirk v. Nestle Food Co., 519209, (05/28/2015): A New York appellate court ruled that substantial evidence did not support a finding that an injured worker had involuntarily removed himself from the labor market in 2003. NEW! Vitolo v. City of New York, 15251 305451/11, (05/28/20...Read More
New York Case Law Update 05/06/2015
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NEW! Hicks v. Vane Line Bunkering, 13-1976-CV, (04/17/2015): The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was entitled to an award of punitive damages and attorney fees for his employer's willful failure to pay him adequate maintenance and cure for a shoulder injury....Read More
NCCI Looks to the Future 05/04/2015
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It's May, and in my book, that means it's time for the NCCI Annual Issues Symposium. Always a good conference, as it lays out the latest facts, figures and trends of workers' comp. But this year's agenda particularly sparked my interest. There are a plethora of great worke...Read More
New York Case Law Update 04/03/2015
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NEW! Mora v. Sky Lift Distributor Corp., 305640/09 14589 83710/12 14588, (03/24/2015): A New York appellate court ruled that a worker could proceed with one of his Labor Law claims for his injury from a falling cooling tower lid. NEW! Czajkowski v. City of New York, (03/17/2015): A New Yo...Read More
Nonmedical Use and Addiction: Distinctions in the Opioid Crisis 02/18/2015
By: Michael Gavin
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A new study coming out soon in the Annual Review of Public Health attempts to reframe our discussion regarding the opioid crisis. Often, we focus attention on nonmedical use of opioids. Tho...Read More
New York Case Law Update 01/23/2015
By: WCC Staff
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NEW! Shea v. Bloomberg, 2013-04678, (01/14/2015): A New York appellate court ruled that a stagehand should be allowed to proceed with his Labor Law claim for his alleged injuries after he was thrown from the cargo box of a John Deere Gator utility vehicle. NEW! Matter of Regan v. City of ...Read More
No Catastrophic Injury? No Psychiatric PD 12/29/2014
Source: Matthew G. Markham
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For injuries on and after Jan. 1, 2013, there shall be no increase in impairment ratings for the compensable consequence of a physical injury resulting in psyche, sleep, or sexual dysfunction or any combination thereof, an exception thereto being catastrophic injury which includes but is not limi...Read More
New OSHA Reporting Rules 12/15/2014
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued earlier this year expanded injury-reporting requirements, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Some are worth looking at, as OSHA appears to be signaling that it's quite unhappy with the state of work injury surveillance in the country. It is convin...Read More
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