Survey of State Laws Regarding COVID-19 Compensability Published

Published By Steven W. Nichols, President of Sentinel Governmental Affairs and Senior Consultant and Lobbyist at Concierge Strategies   The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) and American Academy of Actuaries (AAA) have each released a survey of state laws regarding the compensability of the COVID-19 virus. NCCI’s survey provides a snapshot of all 37 […]

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Recent NY Case May Open Door for Compensability of COVID-19 Claims Without Need for Presumption

By Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., M.Div., co-author Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (18 vols., Matthew-Bender Copyright 2020, Thomas A. Robinson. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.   It may be a long shot, but a recent New York appellate decision may have opened the door, if ever so slightly, to compensability of COVID-19 claims on the […]

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A LEGACY

By Jane Rice Williams Retired For eight years, it has been a pleasure and a profound honor to serve as and administrative law judge (ALJ) for the Kentucky Department of Workers Claims.  Although deeply disappointed to be leaving a position that has been enormously fulfilling, I knew God had a different plan for me. My […]

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UPCOMING EVENTS

IAIABC-NAWCJ Judicial Program The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) 106th Annual Convention has gone virtual! IAIABC is proudly co-hosting a two-day online judicial program with NAWCJ on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, and Thursday, September 24, 2020, during the convention’s conflict resolution week. Day one of the IAIABC-NAWCJ Judicial Program will feature […]

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August 2020 Member News

  WORKERS COMPENSATION APPEAL BOARD OF PENNSYLVANIA The Board in our state is an “intra-agency” appellate body.  Members are appointed by the Governor.  Currently, all are lawyers.  The Board reviews the decisions of workers’ compensation judges to determine whether all findings are based on substantial competent evidence and whether any error of law has been […]

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