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Here's a noteworthy panel decision where a family member conveyed essential information to the AME on behalf of the injured employee. The Lexis headnote is below.
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Where a New York employer had no active workers’ compensation policy in effect on the date the claimant was determined to have been disabled due to an occupational disease—It appeared to have closed its doors—but such a policy did exist on the date the claimant retired, remand was necessary to determine if the insurer should be responsible for payment of benefits or, alternatively, if those benefits should be paid by the Uninsured Employers Fund.
Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the co-Editor-in-Chief and 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 Pisarski v. Accurate Plumbing & Heating Co., 2021 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 601 (Feb. 4, 2021)
See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 102.04.
Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law
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