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NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation claims.

NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.  

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AP “Decisions” in December

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “decision” as an authoritative determination (as a decree or judgment) made after consideration of facts or law.  Each month, the Division posts to its website a comprehensive list of “decisions” made by the Division’s Appeals Panel and lists them by date filed and issue addressed. In December, you will find two such decisions on the issues of SIBs-Permanent Loss of Entitlement and Extent of Injury.  If you are hoping to find any insight or guidance on either of those topics, alas, you will have to look elsewhere.  Further investigation will reveal those decisions to be of the “affirmed as reformed” variety. In other words, the ALJ made a typographical error that was corrected by the Appeals Panel and no substantive change was made.  In AP No. 231626, the Appeals Panel corrected the name of the claimant’s county of residence and in AP No. 231546, the Appeals Panel corrected the name of the carrier’s registered agent. Perhaps a separate column entitled “clerical correction” or “oops I did it again” would save participants valuable legal research time.

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