Workers' Compensation

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New York: Death Benefits Must be Based Upon Reasonable Medical Opinion, Not Conjecture
Posted on 28 Jul 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

Noting that the surviving spouse had the burden of showing a causal connection between his wife’s death and her employment, and stressing that speculative medical evidence was insufficient, a New York appellate court affirmed a decision by the New... Read More

New York: Medical Evidence Must Show More than Possible Connection Between Injury and Employment
Posted on 18 Oct 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where claimant's physician testified that it was "difficult to determine" when claimant's meniscus tear occurred and that there was "a strong possibility" that something which happened at work could have exacerbated claimant's... Read More

New York: Medical Opinions May Not Be Based Upon Mere “Possibility”
Posted on 4 Jan 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Substantial evidence supported the New York Workers' Compensation Board's decision finding that the claimant did not sustain a causally-related cervical spine injury because the medical testimony contained conflicting findings as to whether the... Read More