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The CDC published their recommendations on opioids on March 15, 2016 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Let’s look at the major points as they apply to Kentucky Workers’ Compensation patients.

In 1999 to 2014, more than 165,000 … [Continue Reading]

We finally have a decision in Trane Commercial Systems v. Tipton, the last pivotal TTD case that was pending before our Supreme Court. Fortunately, it is another victory for employers.  (Yes, you read that correctly…a VICTORY for employers!)

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  • 07 Dec 15

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The COA issued their decision in Maker’s Mark v. Clark, 2015-CA-000692 (not to be published) on December 4, 2015.  The COA reversed the ALJ regarding TTD.  Plaintiff was limited to one handed duty.  Maker’s Mark placed her back at … [Continue Reading]

  • 13 Nov 15

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In a published case, issued November 13, 2015, the Court of Appeals (“COA”) drew the rare conclusion that the evidence in the case of Thomas v. Eddie’s Service Center, 2015-CA-000696-WC compelled a finding for the Plaintiff, in this case … [Continue Reading]

At long last, the Kentucky workers’ compensation bar has an answer to the temporary total disability (TTD) question that has been in turmoil for more than a year. With its reversal of the Court of Appeals in Zappo’s v. Mull[Continue Reading]

It’s no laughing matter, Hale v. CDR Operations.

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On October 29, 2015 the Kentucky Supreme Court handed down a dreadful decision in the matter of Hale v. CDR Operations, Inc., et al., 2014-SC-000062-WC (to be published).  Get ready to fight hard over date of manifestation.

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  • 30 Oct 15

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The Supreme Court handed down its decision on October 29, 2015. This case was reopened by the employer for a medical dispute to challenge prescription medications, two of which were narcotics.  The ALJ found the treatment compensable.  The Court of … [Continue Reading]

  • 15 Oct 15

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Three cases were issued, two were published by our Court of Appeals (“COA”). Let’s delve into each.

Miller v. Go Hire Employment Dev., Inc.

2014-CA-000379-WC

Rudloff—reversed.

Plaintiff was involved in a MVA, suffering various alleged injuries to her low back … [Continue Reading]

  • 05 Oct 15

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Interest on death benefits begins to accrue on the date of death, not the date that that a court appoints an administrator to the estate. The statute states that “payment is due to the ‘decedent’s estate.’ The estate comes into … [Continue Reading]

  • 05 Oct 15

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The terms of eight ALJs are up December 31, 2015.  They are ALJs Allen, Borders, Davis, Gott, Levy, Roark, Rudloff and Weatherby.  The Commission recommends that they all be reappointed to another four year term.… [Continue Reading]