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Maine High Court Blocks Employer’s Attempt to Challenge Continued Existence of Disability

Highlighting the fine line that exists, on the one hand, between a party’s attempt to relitigate an issue already decided and, on the other hand, a party’s contention that a change of condition or circumstances warrants revisiting the issue of … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana: Reasonable and Necessary Medical Treatment for Pain?

Appellate Division of Maine’s Comp Board Orders Two Employers to Reimburse Workers for Treatment Costs In two separate decisions, the Appellate Division of Maine’s Workers’ Compensation Board recently affirmed two ALJs’ decisions requiring employers to reimburse injured workers for the … Continue reading

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Maine Home Treadmill Fatality Found Compensable

Illustrating the point that for telecommuting employees, who are often tethered to their employers by ubiquitous cell phones and tablets, the line between the employment world and private life is blurred—if it exists at all—Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court affirmed an … Continue reading

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Maine Employer May Suspend Comp Benefits to Employee Who Mysteriously Disappeared

In a case with a bizarre setting—the injured employee mysteriously disappeared in March 2012, after being awarded and receiving workers’ compensation disability benefits for almost three years—the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine has affirmed a decision by the state’s Workers’ … Continue reading

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Maine: Employer Not Entitled to Offset Incapacity Benefits Against Specific Loss Award for Amputation

The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine recently reversed an award by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board that had granted an employee specific loss benefits for the amputation of a finger, but also permitted the employer to offset incapacity benefits paid … Continue reading

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