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NY’s Public Assistance Benefits Are Wages for Purposes of Computing Loss of Use Award

Public assistance benefits paid to participants in a New York work experience program (WEP) are “wages,” as that term is defined in the state’s Workers’ Compensation Law [N.Y. Workers’ Comp. Law § 2(9)], held a state appellate court [Matter of … Continue reading

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PA Governor Wolf Signs House Bill 1840 (i.e., “the Protz Fix”)

As was widely anticipated, on Wednesday (October 24, 2018), Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 1840, known by some as “the Protz fix,” reestablishing that the AMA Guides, 6th Edition, are to be utilized in determining impairment levels of … Continue reading

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The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts: Not in New York Amputation Case

Award for Loss of Four Fingers and Thumb Exceeds That of Entire Hand In a divided decision, a New York appellate court affirmed an amended decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board that awarded an injured employee a 100 percent … Continue reading

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