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Appellate Division Issues Decision Clarifying How To Calculate Schedule Loss of Use For Shoulder Injuries

Case: Matter of Maloney v Wende Correctional Facility

Issue
In determining the Schedule Loss of Use (SLU) percentage applicable to a shoulder injury, whether it is appropriate to assign separate loss of use values for deficits in anterior flexion and abduction or if this is duplicative and results in an inflated SLU percentage.

Facts of Case
Claimant was a Correctional Officer who injured himself while working in July 2013. The claim was established for a right shoulder injury. At permanency, the claimant’s treating physician opined claimant had 90% SLU of the right arm while an IME opined the claimant had 50% SLU of the right arm. Following litigation of the issue, the law judge credited the IME opinion over that of the treating physician and found claimant to have 50% SLU of the right arm. The Workers’ Compensation Board affirmed the Law Judge’s finding and the claimant appealed to the Third Department.

Decision
Board decision is affirmed, finding claimant to have 50% SLU of the right arm. The Court noted “the Board is vested with the authority to resolve conflicting medical opinions concerning the SLU percentage to be assigned to aspecific injury.” Additionally, the Court noted “judicial review is limited, and the Board’s determination will not be disturbed as long as it is supported by substantial evidence.” Continue reading Appellate Division Issues Decision Clarifying How To Calculate Schedule Loss of Use For Shoulder Injuries

Download Kindle edition of 2018 New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law Handbook

New Jersey Workers' Compensation 2018 HandbookThis is the Kindle (“.mobi” file, compatible with amazon Kindle devices) version of “New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law – 2018 Edition” by Gregory Lois. This is the most practical, up-to-date and easy-to-understand guide to New Jersey workers’ compensation claims available. This book is designed for employers, attorneys, claims adjusters, physicians, self-insured employers and vocational rehabilitation workers. This guide is written in plain English by a New Jersey attorney and provides a detailed analysis of relevant statutes and regulations; a complete recap of recent court decisions; and a full description of current practice and procedure.  This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated issues and makes the law understandable for business owners.

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Download ePub/iBooks Version of 2018 New York Workers’ Compensation Law Handbook

New York Workers' Compensation Law 2018 HandbookThis is the ePub version of “New York Workers’ Compensation Law – 2018 Edition” by Gregory Lois (compatible with Apple’s iBooks format). This is the most practical, up-to-date and easy-to-understand guide to New Jersey workers’ compensation claims available. This book is designed for employers, attorneys, claims adjusters, physicians, self-insured employers and vocational rehabilitation workers. This guide is written in plain English by a New Jersey attorney and provides a detailed analysis of relevant statutes and regulations; a complete recap of recent court decisions; and a full description of current practice and procedure. This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated issues and makes the law understandable for business owners.

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Download PDF Version of 2018 New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law handbook

New Jersey Workers' Compensation 2018 HandbookThis is the PDF (Adobe Acrobat) version of “New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law – 2018 Edition” by Gregory Lois. This is the most practical, up-to-date and easy-to-understand guide to New Jersey workers’ compensation claims available. This book is designed for employers, attorneys, claims adjusters, physicians, self-insured employers and vocational rehabilitation workers. This guide is written in plain English by a New Jersey attorney and provides a detailed analysis of relevant statutes and regulations; a complete recap of recent court decisions; and a full description of current practice and procedure.  This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated issues and makes the law understandable for business owners.

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Download Kindle Edition of 2018 New York Workers’ Compensation handbook

New York Workers' Compensation Law 2018 HandbookThis is the Kindle  version of “New York Workers’ Compensation Law – 2018 Edition” by Gregory Lois. This is the most practical, up-to-date and easy-to-understand guide to New Jersey workers’ compensation claims available. This book is designed for employers, attorneys, claims adjusters, physicians, self-insured employers and vocational rehabilitation workers. This guide is written in plain English by a New Jersey attorney and provides a detailed analysis of relevant statutes and regulations; a complete recap of recent court decisions; and a full description of current practice and procedure. This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated issues and makes the law understandable for business owners.

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New York Workers' Compensation Law 2018 HandbookThis is the PDF (Adobe Acrobat) version of “New York Workers’ Compensation Law – 2018 Edition” by Gregory Lois. This is the most practical, up-to-date and easy-to-understand guide to New Jersey workers’ compensation claims available. This book is designed for employers, attorneys, claims adjusters, physicians, self-insured employers and vocational rehabilitation workers. This guide is written in plain English by a New Jersey attorney and provides a detailed analysis of relevant statutes and regulations; a complete recap of recent court decisions; and a full description of current practice and procedure. This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated issues and makes the law understandable for business owners.

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