Workers' Compensation

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New York: Record Did not Support Board’s Decision to Bar Claimant Permanently from Indemnity Benefits
Posted on 22 May 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

Acknowledging that the New York Workers’ Compensation Board had broad latitude in determining whether an employee had violated N.Y. Workers’ Comp. Law § 114-a—for example, by failing to disclose post-injury earnings—but also... Read More

New York: Board Commits Error in Disqualifying Injured Worker From Future Benefits
Posted on 26 Apr 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Board decision that disqualified an injured worker from receiving future wage replacement benefits was erroneous where the New York appellate court found that the Board’s decision had been based on speculation and conjecture. The court acknowledged... Read More

New York: Videotape of Claimant’s Activities Leads to Disqualification from Benefits
Posted on 15 Aug 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A New York appellate court affirmed a finding by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board that claimant violated N.Y. Workers’ Comp. Law § 114-a by misrepresenting her work activity while receiving benefits. At a hearing, claimant... Read More

Florida: Truck Driver Disqualified From Comp Benefits for Misleading Physicians
Posted on 31 Dec 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A Florida appellate court affirmed a decision by a state judge of compensation claims that barred a long-haul truck driver from receiving workers’ compensation benefits for an alleged work-related injury based on findings that the driver had given... Read More

Massachusetts: Indicted EMT Allowed Workers’ Compensation Benefits While Under Indictment
Posted on 19 May 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 268A, § 25, which generally allows Massachusetts municipalities to suspend “compensation” while an employee is under indictment for malfeasance, did not proscribe the receipt of workers’ compensation benefits... Read More