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[Webinar] Construction Site Accidents: The Benefits of Collaborating Workers’ Compensation and General Liability Defense - July...

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For the best possible outcome in both cases, we encourage timely and active collaboration between workers’ compensation defense counsel and general liability defense counsel. Join Goldberg Segalla partner Ryan Allen to learn...more

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Rules for Workers on Musculoskeletal Problems

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Research has indicated that 60% of employees have work that frequently or always involves repetitive movements, and 24% of employees have work that often or always involves painful or tiring postures (including sitting still...more

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New Legal Requirement for California Employers: Workplace Violence Policies

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Starting July 1, 2024, all employers in California with more than 10 employees are now required to implement comprehensive workplace violence policies....more

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Rhode Island Legislative Update 2024: New Laws on Leave Entitlements, Minimum Wage Exemptions, and Arbitration Agreements

The Rhode Island General Assembly was active during the 2024 legislative session, passing several bills that impact employers and their business practices. Here is a summary of the new laws Rhode Island employers may need to...more

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Navigating Workers' Compensation for Repetitive Stress Injuries

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The term ‘repetitive stress injury’ covers a wide variety of conditions. A Repetitive stress or strain injury happens when too much stress is placed on a given body part and can result in pain, swelling, muscle strains, and...more

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New York Workers’ Compensation Ruling Roundup – June 2024

This week, the 3rd Department decided on 3 cases on June 27, 2024. Learn more about each of these cases below. DeWolf v. Wayne County. In this occupational hearing loss claim, the Law Judge initially found for the...more

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Appellate Court Affirms Judge’s Discretion in Findings of Fact and Credibility

On June 24, 2024, the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division rendered an unpublished decision that reiterated the significant deference given to Workers’ Compensation Judges (WCJ) in their assessment of medical facts...more

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Oklahoma Supreme Court calls into question indemnity provisions in oilfield service contracts

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On May 21, 2024, the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued an opinion in Knox v. Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co., 2024 OK 37, holding that an employer cannot contractually create or assume liability where liability is based on the same...more

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A Cautionary Tale for Workers’ Comp Insurers and Employers

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What happens when a mistake occurs in a workers’ compensation case? This was the question at the heart of the recent Commonwealth Court decision in Reading Anthracite Co. v. Oxenrider. The case serves as a cautionary reminder...more

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WCAB Issues En Banc Decision Providing New Guidelines on Combination of Impairments Via Kite

The WCAB has issued a rare en banc decision providing guidance on the applicant’s burden of proof in rebutting the use of the “Combined Values Chart” (CVC) when combining impairments pursuant to the Kite decision. The WCAB...more

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New York Workers’ Compensation Ruling Roundup – June 2024

Winkelman v. Sumitomo Rubber USA (3rd Dept. 6/20/24). This Appellate decision affirmed the Board’s finding of no Section 114a violation. Here, the claimant worked as a tire development engineer. He tripped and fell in May...more

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Reminder - New York City ‘Workers’ Bill of Rights’ Notice Requirements Take Effect on July 1, 2024

Employers in New York City must begin distributing a new, city-created “Workers’ Bill of Rights” poster to employees and new hires on July 1, 2024....more

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Independent Contractors And Workers’ Compensation Coverage—Never The Twain Shall Meet?

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I read an interesting article by Richard Reibstein of Locke Lord on a thorny issue that I have encountered numerous times. That is whether an employer can cover individuals it deems “independent contractors” under its...more

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The Chartwell Chronicles: New Jersey Caselaw Updates

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In Episode 28 of The Chartwell Chronicles, hosts Colin Davis and Brittany Atkinson discuss recent a number of New Jersey workers' compensation caselaw updates. Please make sure to like and subscribe to The Chartwell...more

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Key Takeaways from Ontario's Working for Workers Act Four, 2023

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In November 2023, the Government of Ontario passed Bill 149, the Working for Workers Four Act, 2023 (the “Act”). The Act places new obligations and prohibitions on employers, and intends to strengthen Ontario’s employee...more

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[Webinar] SAY NO TO DRUGS - How recent caselaw provides employers and insurers with a tool to save money now! - July 23rd, 1:00 pm...

Join us for an insightful webinar where we delve into the latest developments in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation law and discover how recent caselaw can be a powerful tool for employers and insurers to save money. This...more

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New York Workers’ Compensation Appellate Roundup – June 2024

On June 13, the 3rd Dept. released one workers’ compensation decision. In So v. Erin’s Pharmacy, CV-23-1738 (3rd Dept. 2024), the Court held that the Board’s rejection of an outdated RB-89 appeal form was a reversible error....more

Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP

The Duty to Investigate: Applicant’s Attorneys’ New “Gold Mine” in CCR §10109(a)

It is well-established that the purpose of the workers’ compensation system is to provide benefits to employees who suffer on-the-job injuries or certain work-related illnesses. To adhere to the purpose of the workers’...more

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Board Panel Makes it Clear that the 60 Day Time Limit to Act on a Petition for Reconsideration is Tolled when an Error Occurs at...

The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has designated its March 27, 2024, opinion in Sandra Ja’Chim Scheuing v. Livermore National Laboratory, permissibly self-insured, administered by Gallagher Bassett, as a significant...more

Marshall Dennehey

Superior Court Affirms Decision Denying Claimant’s Motion to Strike Medical Expert Testimony Regarding Medical Records Produced...

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Trincia v. Dick’s Sporting Goods, 2024 WL 1110401 (Del. Super. Mar. 14, 2024) - Ms. Trincia filed a Petition to Determine Compensation Due that alleged she injured her cervical spine and left shoulder in a work accident on...more

Marshall Dennehey

The 120-Day Rule Does Not Apply if the Employer/Carrier Only Accepted Compensability and Provided Treatment for a Temporary...

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Verilyn Lunsford v. Hospital Housekeeping Systems Inc. and Corvel Corporation, OJCC# 21-028027, St. Petersburg District, JCC Moneyham, Decision Date: Nov. 30, 2023 - The claimant requested compensability, evaluation and...more

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Appellate Division Finds No Reason to Disturb Employer’s Experts’ Qualifications, to Not Accept Their Testimony, and Rejects Claim...

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Bello v. United Panam Financial Corp., No. A-2986-21 (Mar. 6, 2024) - The pro se petitioner appealed from a workers’ compensation order finding that his injuries were not causally related to his employment. The petitioner...more

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New York Workers’ Compensation Ruling Roundup – May 2024

This week appeared to be a busy docket for New York workers’ compensation cases. The 3rd Dept. released four opinions on Thursday May 30, 2024. Read their summaries below. Garofalo v. Verizon CV-23-1298....more

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Can You Cover Independent Contractors With Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

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We are frequently asked by businesses about workers’ compensation coverage for independent contractors. Clients ask us: Can our company cover independent contractors with workers’ compensation insurance? Is it safer for us if...more

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Appellate Division Affirmed Workers’ Compensation Orders Denying Medical Treatment and Finding Lack of Causation.

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Driscoll v. Costco, No. A-2789-21 (Feb. 20, 2024) - The Appellate Division affirmed the workers’ compensation order denying the petitioner’s motion for medical and temporary benefits and two other orders denying her motions...more

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