Tag Archives: New York

NY’s Medical Treatment Guidelines Apply to Out-of-State Providers Treating Nonresident Claimants

In a decision that could have significant repercussions for a number of claimants under the New York Workers’ Compensation Law, a state appellate court affirmed a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board that the state’s Medical Treatment Guidelines (“guidelines”) apply … Continue reading

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Farm Worker’s Quick Visit to See Girlfriend and Get Beer Was Unreasonable Deviation From Employment

No Compensation Benefits for Injuries Sustained in Accident A farm worker, who sustained serious injuries in a vehicular accident when he failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic as he crossed a road on an employer-owned all-terrain … Continue reading

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New York: Board—Not the Trial Court—Must Determine if Worker Was Independent Contractor

Reiterating the important rule in New York, that where the availability of workers’ compensation benefits hinges upon questions of fact or upon mixed questions of fact and law, the parties may not choose the courts as the forum for resolution … Continue reading

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Affiliated NY Company Liable for Half of Driver’s Comp Benefits as Special Employer

In Matter of Mitchell v. Eaton’s Trucking Serv., Inc., 2018 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 6806 (3rd Dept., Oct. 11, 2018), a New York appellate court affirmed a decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board that found that a truck driver … Continue reading

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NY Employee’s Shoulder Injury While Scanning Parking Pass Not Compensable

An employee, who sustained a shoulder injury as she reached out of her car window to scan her parking pass at a parking garage near her place of employment, did not sustain an injury arising out of and in the … Continue reading

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Pre-Shift Assault on NYC Train Conductor at Station Not Compensable

Claimant Fails to Establish Exception to Going and Coming Rule Yesterday, a New York appellate court affirmed a decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board that denied the claim of a Transit Authority conductor who sustained injuries when she was … Continue reading

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NY Construction Worker’s Fatal Heart Attack Found Compensable

Death Benefits Awarded in Spite of Smoking Habit and High Cholesterol A decision by New York’s Workers’ Compensation Board, which concluded that a construction worker’s death was causally-related to his employment, was recently affirmed by a state appellate court, in … Continue reading

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20 Shades of Gray: NY Court Construes “Risks of Street Travel” Rule

Where a New York office worker sustained injuries when she tripped and fell while walking on a public sidewalk approximately 20 feet from the door to the building that contained her office, after she had parked her car in an … Continue reading

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Employer and Co-Employees Not Liable in Tort Following Holiday Party Fatality

In a case with bizarre underlying facts, a New York appellate court held a trial court erred in denying an employer’s summary judgment motion in a tort action filed against it by the surviving spouse of an employee who died … Continue reading

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NY Employer Does Not Always Take Employee as it Finds Him

Apportionment Allowed for Prior Nonwork-Related Knee Injury A New York appellate court affirmed a finding by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board that apportioned a claimant’s 30 percent right leg schedule loss of use (“SLU”) between claimant’s February 2007 work-related injury … Continue reading

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