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Workers' Compensation

New York: Board Must Provide Basis for AWW Computations

Signaling that if the New York Workers’ Compensation Board fails to use N.Y. Workers’ Comp. Law § 14(1) to compute an injured worker’s average weekly wage, it must either use § 14(2), which computes the AWW for a six-day worker by multiplying his or her daily wage by 300, or provide an explanation as to why that subsection could not be used; it may not merely move on to § 14(3), which utilizes a 200-multiplier, held a state appellate court. Here the claimant had worked six days per week for a 13-week period before sustaining work-related injuries. There was no question that § 14(1) didn’t apply, but the Board chose subsection (3) without further explanation. The case was remanded for a proper determination.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).

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See Matter of Molina v. Icon Parking LLC, 2019 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 7497 (3d Dept. Oct. 17, 2019)

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 93.01.

Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law

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