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Delaware: New (Lower) Workers' Comp Rates Effective June 22, 2010

The Delaware Secretary of Labor announced that the average weekly wage in Delaware for the calendar year 2009 was $914.73, down from 2008 when it was $916.00. Accordingly, the new max rate for Delaware comp is $609.82, as compared to a max rate of $610.67 for injuries sustained the preceding year. The...

Back to the Future: A Retroactive Wage Adjustment in Delaware

Mike Galbraith is the man of the hour. I always love being blessed by those who highlight significant developments in this recent case law for me. Or obscure or unique issues. Here is an issue for you: Average weekly wage is fleshed out at the time an Agreement as to Compensation is tendered. A year...

Back to the Future: A Retroactive Wage Adjustment in Delaware

Mike Galbraith is the man of the hour. I always love being blessed by those who highlight significant developments in this recent case law for me. Or obscure or unique issues. Here is an issue for you: Average weekly wage is fleshed out at the time an Agreement as to Compensation is tendered. A...

Trusty Ruddy Does It Again—and a Thanksgiving Salute to Partial Disability in Delaware

You have to love Kris Starr. A former Hearing Officer for the Delaware IAB, Kris set his sights on private practice a few years ago, and with him he brought an encyclopedic understanding of the basics of the work comp law, as well as the intricacies that allow a practitioner to stand out. Kris sent me...

Trusty Ruddy Does It Again—and a Thanksgiving Salute to Partial Disability in Delaware

You have to love Kris Starr. A former Hearing Officer for the Delaware IAB, Kris set his sights on private practice a few years ago, and with him he brought an encyclopedic understanding of the basics of the work comp law, as well as the intricacies that allow a practitioner to stand out. Kris sent me...

Small Change: DE Superior Court Holds There Is No Distinction Between a “Probationary” And “Regular” Pay Rate In Calculating Wage Basis

I just got back from London and was musing to myself that the blog has once again been silent to long. Talk about an answered prayer…….. Today’s post is courtesy of David Boswell who broke out of the usual mold of sending me a case that he won. Pretty much squares with my assessment...