MENTAL STRESS CAUSING MENTAL DISABILITY UNDER WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWS

A SHORT HISTORY, THE COMPETING ARGUMENTS, AND A 2020 INVENTORY David B. Torrey Workers’ Compensation Judge Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Pittsburgh, PA   The law of mental stress causing mental disability, and its compensability under workers’ compensation (the law of the “mental-mentals”), has been the subject of considerable study. The topic is treated […]

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GIVE KIDS THE WORLD

GIVE KIDS THE WORLD (GKTW) VILLAGE VOLUNTEER DAY DURING THE 2021 ANNUAL NAWCJ JUDICIARY COLLEGE   With the advent of the novel coronavirus (the disease known as COVID-19), we are now all living in stressful and challenging times personally and professionally. Not only are there concerns over our own safety and health, but we also […]

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An Open Letter to the Workers’ Compensation Community, May 13, 2020

Greetings, my friends. On May 12, 2020, NAWCJ was advised that the Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI) would be postponing its August 16 – 20, 2020 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Each year, NAWCJ meets and presents a “Judiciary College” for workers’ compensation adjudicators from across the country within, and […]

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The Vanishing Presumption of Compensability in Death Cases

Frank R. McKay Chairman and Chief Appellate Judge Neil C. Thom Administrative Attorney, Appellate Division Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation   An employee dies at work.  What was the cause of death?  Is the death a compensable workers’ compensation claim?  If the “cause” of the death is unexplained, there is a presumption of compensability […]

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Lewis and Bourgoin: The Growing Divide Over Reimbursement for Medical Marijuana in the Workers’ Compensation System

WINNING ESSAY CONTEST Reprinted with permission. George Flores J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021 Penn State Law, University Park George Flores is currently a second-year law student at Penn State Law, University Park. He graduated from the University of Louisville in 2018 after a decade-long career repairing woodwind musical instruments. He founded the PSL chapter of […]

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Loss and Change

By David Langham, Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims in Florida This article is reprinted from the http://flojcc.blogspot.com/ with permission   The topic of telecommuting has become a discussion point recently. Obviously the virus, “stay-at-home” orders, and more are influencing this. Telecommuting is happening on a grander scale than ever before, but the idea is […]

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NAWCJ JUDICIAL COLLEGE 2020 SCHOLARSHIP OFFER

NAWJC Board of Directors

Scholarship opportunities are available for some adjudicators attending the 2020 NAWCJ Judicial College, which is taking place August 16-19, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. First-time scholarships may be awarded to any current workers’ compensation adjudicator and may include a maximum of $300 for hotel accommodations, waiver of the conference registration fee, and a maximum of $500 for […]

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May Member News

    Judge Shannon Bruno Bishop appointed to Chief Judge in Louisiana The NAWCJ is proud to recognize the promotion of Hon. Shannon Bruno Bishop. In April, 2020 she was appointed Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Chief Judge. Judge Bruno Bishop has a long history of service to the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation system. A native of New […]

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GIVE KIDS THE WORLD

GIVE KIDS THE WORLD (GKTW) VILLAGE VOLUNTEER DAY DURING THE 2020 ANNUAL NAWCJ JUDICIARY COLLEGE   With the advent of the novel coronavirus (the disease known as COVID-19), we are now all living in stressful and challenging times personally and professionally. Not only are there concerns over our own safety and health, but we also […]

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