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HTMLChange in Virginia Workers’ Compensation “Cumulative Trauma” Law? It’s Unclear.
Peter G. Irot; Gentry Locke, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2016, previously published on August 2016
Virginia workers’ compensation law has long required that claims can only be compensable if they are “injuries by accident.” There are parts of the law that provide for compensation for “occupational diseases,” but the idea for injuries like sprains and contusions is...

 

HTMLDelaware Superior Court Will Overturn the Board’s Award of Attorney’s Fees Only for an Abuse of Discretion
Paul V. Tatlow; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 3, 2016, previously published on July 19, 2016
After a serious work injury, the claimant received compensation benefits that included several permanencies. He later filed a petition seeking to add the back as an additional body part, which was withdrawn without prejudice since the medical bills at issue were already paid by the carrier. The...

 

HTMLClaimant is Not Entitled to Payment of Wage Loss and Medical Benefits from the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund until Notice to the Fund Is Given by the Claimant
Francis X. Wickersham; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 3, 2016, previously published on July 19, 2016
After learning the employer did not have workers’ compensation insurance, the claimant filed a notice of claim against the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund (Fund), and he later filed a claim petition against the Fund.

 

HTMLCan FedEx Driver Get Workers’ Comp for PTSD?
Fred Hosier; Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2016, previously published on April 25, 2016
A former Federal Express courier claims he developed a heart condition and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from work. FedEx says neither one should be covered under workers' comp. How did a court rule?

 

HTMLPetitioner Ordered to Be Weaned Off of Psychotherapy Treatment
Elizabeth A. Dietz; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2016, previously published on July 19, 2016
As a result of work-related injuries and surgery to her knee, the petitioner suffered chronic left knee pain, anxiety and depression. The Judge of Compensation order that Dr. S be authorized as the petitioner’s treating psychiatrist. Three years later, the respondent filed a motion to...

 

HTMLWage Differential Without a Change in Wages?
Joseph Guyette; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 27, 2016, previously published on March 2016
What is the difference between the amount a claimant is currently earning and the amount the claimant is capable of earning? According to the Appellate Court, Workers' Compensation Commission Division, the answer is, "a lot." In Jackson Park Hospital v. Illinois Workers' Compensation...

 

HTMLAppellate Court Finds Section 8.1b AMA Impairment Rating Report Not Mandatory
Brad Elward; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2016, previously published on July 1, 2016
On June 28, 2016, the Illinois Appellate Court, Workers' Compensation Commission Division, held that section 8.1b of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act, commonly referred to as the AMA rating report provision, does not require a party to submit an AMA impairment report for the purpose of...

 

HTMLDomestic or Workplace Violence and How To Tell the Difference: Appellate Division’s Latest Analysis of New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Liability
Robert J. Fitzgerald; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016
In its most recent decision in Jennie Rosario v. State of New Jersey, 2016 N.J.Super. Unpub. LEXIS 165 (App. Div. Jan. 28, 2016), the Appellate Division has upheld personal animosity as a defense to compensability in a workers’ compensation case. The underlying facts of the case were not in...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Supreme Court Holds That A Workers' Compensation Judge Has the Authority to Reject Uncontradicted Testimony Given By A Medical Witness Who Performed An Impairment Rating Examination
Francis X. Wickersham; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2016, previously published on June 13, 2016
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently reversed a decision of the Commonwealth Court concerning testimony given by a medical witness who performed an Impairment Rating Examination (IRE) on a claimant. The claimant sustained multiple injuries in a 2005 work-related motor vehicle accident. In a...

 

HTML2016 Tennessee Legislative Update
James R. Mulroy; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2016, previously published on May 26, 2016
In its latest session, the Tennessee Legislature passed four bills that affect Tennessee public and private employers’ workplace policies and procedures.

 


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