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NYS WCB Expands List of Authorized Providers – Here Come the Licensed Social Workers

From the desk of Patrick B. Guy, Attorney January 2020 PRACTICE TIP:       The Workers' Compensation Board expanded the type of providers and the scope of the treatment and services they can independently provide to injured workers effective 1/1/2020.  The purpose of this newsletter is to provide you with easy access to [...]

NYS WCB Expands List of Authorized Providers – Here Come the Licensed Social Workers2020-01-30T15:20:00-05:00

Special Considerations are Special for a Reason

December 2019 From the Desk of Patrick B. Guy   PRACTICE TIP: When evaluating a medical opinion on schedule loss of use, make certain the physician is appropriately interpreting and applying any Special Considerations set forth in the 2018 Impairment Guidelines.  If a Special Consideration applies, the doctor’s opinion can be limited [...]

Special Considerations are Special for a Reason2019-12-20T10:36:00-05:00

Voluntary Retirement: Quitters Never Win.  Winners Never Quit.

From the Desk of John H. Snyder November 2019 VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT: QUITTERS NEVER WIN. WINNERS NEVER QUIT. PRACTICE TIP: When you are faced with a claimant's retirement, and claim for awards, be certain to investigate the circumstances and reasons for the retirement as securing a voluntary retirement finding provides a defense [...]

Voluntary Retirement: Quitters Never Win.  Winners Never Quit.2019-12-24T09:28:15-05:00

Old SLU Followed by New TKR: Don’t Fall Into the Which Guideline Trap

From the Desk of David L. Niefer September Newsletter Old  Slu Followed by New TKR: Don’t fall into the “Which Guideline” trap   PRACTICE TIP:  When evaluating a claim involving a previous schedule loss of use utilizing the pre-2018 Impairment Guidelines, do not assume that the old Guidelines will apply to any [...]

Old SLU Followed by New TKR: Don’t Fall Into the Which Guideline Trap2019-12-20T13:17:01-05:00

Recent Developments in Workers Compensation – Claims after 4-10-17

From the Desk of Jason M. Carlton October 2019 Temporary Awards After 130 Weeks May Now Be Permanent – Keep An Eye Out For Post-4/10/17 Claims Practice Tip: Any claim having a date of injury on or after April 10, 2017 should be flagged as a case where an [...]

Recent Developments in Workers Compensation – Claims after 4-10-172019-12-20T13:17:54-05:00