April 2021 New York Workers’ Compensation Law Reporter Highlights

By |2021-04-08T13:38:38+00:00April 8th, 2021|NY Workers' Compensation Law Reporter|

April 2021 New York Workers' Compensation Law Reporter Highlights Significant contracts going to New York jurisdiction over out-of-state accident Case name:  Focal Point/Macro Consultants, 121 NYWCLR 5 (N.Y.W.C.B.), Panel 2021). Ruling: In affirming, a Board panel held that the WCLJ’s determination that the State of New York has subject matter [...]

January 2021 New York Workers’ Compensation Law Reporter Highlights

By |2021-01-21T21:39:58+00:00January 21st, 2021|NY Workers' Compensation Law Reporter|

January 2021 New York Workers' Compensation Law Reporter Highlights Claimant must deduct prior bicep SLU from current shoulder SLU Case name: Liuni v. Gander Mountain, 120 NYWCLR 197 (N.Y. App. Div. 2020). Ruling: The Appellate Division affirmed the Board’s ruling that the claimant was entitled to a 5 percent schedule [...]

December 2020 New York Workers’ Compensation Law Reporter Highlights

By |2020-12-15T15:37:43+00:00December 15th, 2020|NY Workers' Compensation Law Reporter|

December 2020 New York Workers' Compensation Law Reporter Highlights Prior awards nullify claimant’s current award for SLU of her arm Case name: Covington v. New York City/Dept. of Corrections, 120NYWCLR 157 (N.Y. App. Div. 2020) Ruling: Upon review, the Appellate Division affirmed the Board’s ruling that the claimant was entitled [...]

November 2020 New York Workers’ Compensation Law Reporter Highlights

By |2020-12-08T17:12:11+00:00December 7th, 2020|NY Workers' Compensation Law Reporter|

November 2020 New York Workers' Compensation Law Reporter Highlights Case name: Johnson v. Borg Warner Inc., 120 NYWCLR 145 (N.Y. App. Div. 2020). Ruling: Upon review, the Appellate Division reversed the Board's decision awarding benefits to the claimant, who alleged he sustained a work-related knee injury. What it means: Medical [...]

August 2020 New York Workers’ Compensation Law Reporter Highlights

By |2020-10-21T20:59:24+00:00August 29th, 2020|NY Workers' Compensation Law Reporter|

August 2020 New York Workers' Compensation Law Reporter Highlights Claimant wins simultaneous benefits for SLU, PPD classification Case name: Cosides v. Oyster Bay, Town of/Sanitation, 120 NYWCLR 109 (N.Y.App. Div., 2020) Summary: The Appellate Division reversed the Board's ruling that the claimant was not simultaneously entitled to an award [...]

June 2020 New York Workers’ Compensation Law Reporter Highlights

By |2020-09-11T15:15:55+00:00June 30th, 2020|NY Workers' Compensation Law Reporter|

June 2020 New York Workers' Compensation Law Reporter Highlights Lack of credibility dooms claimant's request for reduced earnings award  Case name: Wallace v. Don Sebastiani, 120 NYWCLR 63 (N.Y.App. Div., 2020) Summary: The Appellate Division held that the evidence supported the Board's decision that the claimant's reduced earnings after leaving [...]

May 2020 New York Workers’ Compensation Law Reporter Highlights

By |2020-09-11T16:06:49+00:00May 20th, 2020|NY Workers' Compensation Law Reporter|

May 2020 New York Workers' Compensation Law Reporter Highlights Claimant's false statements merit discretionary penalty under WCL § 114-a Case name: Teabout v. Albany, County of/Sheriff's Dept., 120 NYWCLR 54 (N.Y. App. Div., 2020) Summary: The Appellate Division upheld the Board's ruling that the claimant violated WCL Section 114-a  and [...]

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