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Auqui v. Seven Thirty One Ltd. Partnership

February 22, 2013

Decided on February 14, 2013 The Court of Appeals has ruled that a factual finding in a workers’ compensation case is binding upon a claimant in other litigation. In this case a “trial” at the Workers’ Compensation Board resulted in a finding of no further causally related disability. In addition to the workers’ compensation claim  Continue Reading »

2013 legislative changes to Workers Compensation

January 29, 2013

Some highlights: 1.    Special Funds Conservation Committee eliminated. 2.    Minimum rate increase to $150.00 per week for accidents on or after 5-1-13, without indexing. 3.    Looks like there is an attempt to limit the time to file for discretionary Full Board Review to 30 days, yet nothing in the proposed amendments to §23 bars the  Continue Reading »

Final Cases of 2012:

December 27, 2012

The City of New York objected to another decision directing them to pay an out of network provider at the same rate that they had contracted for with their provider network. This decision is in accordance with the decision from a few weeks ago on the same issue. There may be more of these cases  Continue Reading »

It’s time to stop vilifying workers’ compensation

December 7, 2012

I am astonished by the amount of misinformation about workers’ compensation insurance being given credence by the Rochester Business Journal and other business leaders who should know better. The recent articles and essays I’ve read (e.g., Sandra Parker’s Nov. 16 On Business column, “So far, worker’s comp reform has failed employers in N.Y.”) are misleading  Continue Reading »