April 25, 2016
October 26, 2015
July 2, 2014
Highlights of Noteworthy Decisions
LOE review more than 72 months after an accident due to significant temporary deterioration of the worker's condition.
Whether a worker should have entitlement for non-organic impairment on the basis of psychotraumatic disability or chronic pain disability.
Whether a worker was entitled to payment for a family member to be his attendant.
Determination of worker or independent operator status of person who had incorporated and determination of whether certain family members were dependants.
Consideration of whether the worker's final LOE review date should have been extended.
Determination of marked life disruption for chronic pain disability entitlement.
Determination of a NEL rating for low back impairment under the AMA Guides, and apportionment of that rating due to a pre-existing, non-compensable, measurable impairment.
Whether a worker claiming entitlement for traumatic mental stress experienced a sudden and unexpected traumatic event.
Consideration of the substance of the relationship in determining whether the plaintiff, who had incorporated, should be considered a worker of another company.
Whether a worker had entitlement for an accident while travelling to treatment for a compensable injury.