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The Court today issued one decision dealing with workers’ compensation issues.

In Matter of Leslie, the carrier appealed a decision establishing a claim that also made awards for lost time. Claimant was employed as a maintenance worker by Joseph G. Bucci, who did business as Bucci Real Estate, and worked at eight or nine different properties owned by Bucci, including his real estate office and his  Continue Reading »

What is a Schedule Loss of Use Award?

What is a Schedule Loss of Use Award? A Schedule Loss of Use award (known as an SLU) is an additional cash payment. It pays you for an injury that leaves you with less ability in a body part than you had before the injury. If you don’t get back the same level of use  Continue Reading »

[WCA] Third Department cases dealing with workers’ compensation

Today the Court decided one appeal of a pro se claimant. In Matter of Robinson, the claimant filed an appeal to a Board Panel decision which ruled that claimant’s application for workers’ compensation benefits was barred by Workers’ Compensation Law § 28. In June 2010, claimant filed an application for workers’ compensation benefits based upon  Continue Reading »

Workers’ Comp Reform Named Approved Procedures, Judges Say

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[WCA] Third Department Decisions

The Court today decided 3 cases dealing with workers’ compensation issues. In Matter of Aska, the carrier appealed from a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board, filed December 20, 2011, which ruled that the employer’s workers’ compensation carrier was directed to pay claimant certain benefits plus penalties pursuant to Workers’ Compensation Law § 25 (3)  Continue Reading »

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