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A New Trend in Workers’ Compensation Shoulder Cases

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After the 2017 Amendments to Iowa Code Chapter 85 provided that shoulder injuries were to be compensated functionally as scheduled member injuries, instead of industrially as whole body injuries, claimants have been looking...more

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Workers' Compensation Rate Hearing and Proposed Cat Fund

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The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation conducted a rate hearing last week to discuss the National Council on Compensation Insurance's (NCCI) proposed overall average statewide workers’ compensation premium decrease of...more

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Analyzing Compensability for Accidents Caused by Idiopathic Conditions while Driving

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In North Carolina, it is well established that when an idiopathic condition is the sole cause of the injury, the injury does not arise out of the employment and is not compensable. An idiopathic condition is defined as “one...more

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NJ Workers’ Comp Law Requires Employers to Give Hiring Preference To Previously Injured Employees

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Bill A-2617/S-2998, an amendment to the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law that will require employers to provide a “hiring preference” to any employee who has reached maximum...more

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The Right of Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement is Alive and Well in Indiana

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When the direct door to a subrogation recovery closes, the reimbursement door remains open. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, construing Indiana law, recently clarified the...more

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Reducing workers’ compensation and OSHA liability during COVID-19 and beyond

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As the world navigates work-from-home opportunities in the post-COVID era, health care companies are considering their options too. This article provides a practical look into workers’ compensation and OSHA considerations so...more

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Workers’ Comp Award Affirmed by Appellate Division in Unusual Appeal and Trial with Pro Se Petitioner

In an unpublished decision by the Superior Court on September 30, 2021, the Appellate Division affirmed an Order from the Workers’ Compensation Judge (WCJ) finding a 25% permanent partial disability following a work-related...more

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Accommodations for Injured Workers After MMI: New Jersey Workers' Compensation Legislative Update

On June 2, 2021, and on June 25, 2021, we reported on Senate Bill 2998 (Companion bill to A2617) which sought to amend the Workers' Compensation Statute as it involved individuals who sustained work-related injuries and are...more

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[Webinar] Getting Down to Brass Tacks | Informative Product Liability and Manufacturing Updates - October 12th, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm...

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Regulatory challenges and legal threats facing product manufacturers change at rapid pace, and this is especially true in a post COVID-19 world. Join Bricker attorneys and distinguished experts as we cover a myriad of...more

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In Lennon v. 56th & Park(NY) Owner LLC, the Second Department Expands Applicability of Collateral Estoppel in Workers’...

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The doctrine of collateral estoppel precludes a party from re-litigating an issue raised and decided against that party or a party in privity in a prior action. Determinations of quasi-judicial agencies, such as the Workers’...more

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Elements and Defenses to Claim Petitions

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Chartwell Law's Jason Hanford, Esq., Alexander J. Kwasny, Esq. and Michael D. Sherman, Esq. present this informative webinar addressing the elements and defenses to Pennsylvania claim petitions. During this presentation, our...more

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North Carolina Industrial Commission Penalty Assessment Orders: Common Civil and Criminal FAQs

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Since approximately 2014, the North Carolina Industrial Commission has doggedly pursued businesses without workers’ compensation insurance in violation of NCGS § 97-94. Through software automation, the Industrial Commission...more

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[Online Seminar] 2021 Labor & Employment Update: From A-Z, American Disabilities Act (ADA) to Zoom Calls and Everything in Between...

This seminar will consider updates and developments in labor and employment law, both New York State and Federal. Specific topics will include vaccination policies, COVID issues, the New York State Sick Leave Law, the NY...more

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Premise Rule for New Jersey Workers’ Compensation: Employer Intent and Control

In the recent unpublished opinion of Walker v. Saker Shop-Rite, the Appellate Division addressed the premises rule in connection with a parking lot case. In Walker, the injured employee worked for Saker for 31 years, with 25...more

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[Virtual Seminar] Workers’ Compensation & Civil Litigation Law Updates - September 29th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

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Register Today For Cranfill Sumner’s 2021 Virtual Continuing Education Seminar: Workers’ Compensation & Civil Litigation Law Updates...more

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Pending California Case Could Upend Workers’ Compensation “Exclusive Remedy” for COVID-19 Claims

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One silver lining for employers during the pandemic has been the reality that they shouldn’t fear any potential tort liability for COVID-19 cases stemming from the workplace – or should they? Most employers (and attorneys and...more

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Treating Physician vs. Hired Expert: Is the Tide Turning in New Jersey?

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In New Jersey, employers and, more often, their carriers/TPAs, control the medical treatment of workers injured in the workplace. In concert with that, the courts have created a rationale whereby a treating physician's...more

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Under Privette Doctrine, A Landowner Delegates All Responsibility For Workplace Safety to its Independent Contractor, and...

In Gonzalez v. Mathis (2021 WL 3671594) (“Gonzalez”), the Supreme Court of California held that a landowner generally owes no duty to an independent contractor or its workers to remedy or adopt other measures to protect them...more

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Whose Employee Is It Anyway: PEOs and Workers' Compensation Liability in New York

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In New York workers' compensation, there are many presumptions that come into play in favor of a claimant and in favor of applying coverage from an insurer. One of the steadfast principles in favor of this is the idea that an...more

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[Webinar] Delta Deja Vu - What do we need to do now? - August 26th, 11:00 am CT

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The Delta variant of COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on businesses nationwide. Clients are contacting us daily with urgent questions as to how to deal with Delta and its impact on operations. As we ride the Delta wave, we...more

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West Virginia's New Intermediate Appellate Court Fundamentally Changes Workers' Compensation Litigation Practice

The 2021 West Virginia Legislative Session produced a major change for West Virginia workers’ compensation litigation in the West Virginia Appellate Reorganization Act of 2021. Specifically, Senate Bill 275 was enacted to...more

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Current Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

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Chartwell Law's Robert J. Baker, John T. Huskin, Jr., and Steven R. Tregea present this informative webinar addressing the current hot topics in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia workers' compensation and cover: •...more

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The Course and Scope of Employment

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Chartwell Law's Jason Hanford, Esq., Robert J. Baker, and Christopher D. Pavuk, Esq. present this informative webinar addressing the course and scope of Pennsylvania employment. During this presentation, our panelists cover...more

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Long Detour to Restaurant for Lunch Post Business Meeting Found Not Compensable

In a recent unpublished Appellate Court Decision, Mackoff v. New Brunswick Saw Service, the court examined a deviation by a petitioner to obtain lunch after a client meeting. The petitioner was employed by New Brunswick Saw...more

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The Important Role of Nurse Case Managers in Workers’ Compensation Medical Case Management

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In Maryland, a "nurse case manager" is a nurse who is certified by the State Board of Nursing to provide case management services, including but not limited to interviewing the worker for the purpose of implementing and...more

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