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

October 25, 2013

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?

October 1, 2013

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

October 1, 2013

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

July 19, 2013

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[WCA] Third Department Decisions

July 12, 2013

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 »

[WCA] Third Deparment decisions dealing with workers’ compensation

May 17, 2013

In Matter of Denman , the claimant filed an Appeal from a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board, filed December 1, 2011, which ruled that claimant violated Workers’ Compensation Law § 114-a and imposed a penalty. Claimant sustained a work-related injury in 2003, which resulted in an award of workers’ compensation benefits of $359.41 per  Continue Reading »

Colleagues:

May 15, 2013

As reflected in some correspondence on the listservs, the Board has embarked on an initiative to classify and cap many cases. Everyone is certainly aware that the rate of classification has plummeted since 2007. It has been the assessment of most claimant attorneys that their clients were better served by avoiding classification. Meanwhile, carriers have  Continue Reading »

[WCA] Third Department Decisions dealing with workers’ compensation issues

April 19, 2013

Today the Court decided 3 cases dealing with workers’ compensation. In Matter of Brown, the claimant appealed a ruling of the law judge that was affirmed by the Board which ruled that claimant violated Workers’ Compensation Law § 114–a and disqualified him from receiving future wage replacement benefits. Claimant, an electrician, successfully applied for workers’  Continue Reading »

WCA Hails Budget Agreement

March 25, 2013

New York, NY – Mar. 25, 2013 — The New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance, a coalition of injured workers and those committed to protecting the rights of injured workers, today praised Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders for working together to agree on a budget that will create administrative efficiency, and control costs for employers  Continue Reading »

Yesterday the Court decided 6 cases dealing with workers compensation cases.

March 22, 2013

In Matter of Swanko , Appeal from an amended decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board, filed November 7, 2011, which, among other things, ruled that apportionment pursuant to Workers’ Compensation Law § 44 is not applicable to claimant’s workers’ compensation award. Claimant was employed for many years as a carpenter. Late in 2005, injuries to  Continue Reading »