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September 2018

 ANNOUNCEMENTS CLIENT SEMINARS Co-Managing Partner Maria Paris Newill will be giving a seminar on September 18th at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino for the organization SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management). Mrs. Newill’s seminar will focus on Workers’ Compensation. Heckler & Frabizzio offers four different topics for our seminars that are approved for credits by the Department…

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H&F Named Top Workplace 2018

SPECIAL EDITION Heckler & Frabizzio – Top Workplace 2018 On August 26th The News Journal published Delaware’s Top Workplaces for 2018. Heckler and Frabizzio is proud to again be recognized as one of Delaware’s Top Workplaces especially considering the award is based on an employee engagement survey. The Top Workplace program is designed to obtain…

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August 2018

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REPORT Significant Accident Does Not Mean Significant Permanency – Employer Prevails Claimant was involved in a rather significant compensable work-related motor vehicle accident on September 22, 2016. He was struck from behind by a truck traveling at a high rate of speed. He sustained numerous injuries including traumatic brain injury, concussion with loss…

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Workers’ Compensation Rate Change 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE  DE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION RATE CHANGE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018   See chart below for rate change information, and please feel free to contact one of our Workers’ Compensation department attorneys for further discussion. From the State of Delaware Department of Labor Division of Industrial Affairs: MEMORANDUM NEW WORKERS’ COMPENSATION RATE EFFECTIVE JULY 1,…

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July 2018

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REPORT Board Trend Denying Narcotic  Drug Treatment Continues Claimant was involved in a compensable 2013 work accident with lumbar surgery. Claimant treated for many years with narcotic medications and Xanax prescribed by Dr. Antony. Employer filed for Utilization Review, which found these medications non-compliant. Claimant appealed. The Board denied the Appeal, accepting the…

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June 2018

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REPORT IAB Continues Trend of Closely Scrutinizing Narcotic Medications, and Then Some! Claimant sustained a compensable left ankle injury in 2011 and received various medical, total disability, partial disability, and permanent impairment benefits. After approximately 3 years of treatment, Claimant transferred her care to Dr. Balu, who treated Claimant with Norco (narcotic medication),…

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May 2018

Patrick G. Rock and Magistrate Judge Sherry Fallon Partner, Patrick G. Rock, President of the Defense Counsel of Delaware, presided over the annual DCD Breakfast on May 11, 2018 which hosted Guest Speaker Magistrate Judge Sherry Fallon of the United States District Court.  The breakfast was at the Dupont Hotel Ballroom and more than 55…

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April 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS DSBA WC Seminar Speakers On Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, H&F partner Maria Paris Newill and attorney John J. Ellis will be speaking at the seminar on Workers’ Compensation. The Workers’ Compensation section of the Delaware State Bar Association is sponsoring this seminar which provides 6.5 hours of CLE credit, including…

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March 2018

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REPORT Three Heckler & Frabizzio Hearings Three “Resolved” Work Injury Findings In Susan Natrin v. Amazon.com, Inc., IAB Hrg. No. 1441251 (June 9, 2017), claimant sustained an accepted 2016 low back sprain injury, and was placed on an open total disability agreement. Employer filed a Termination Petition alleging that claimant’s work-related condition resolved or…

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February 2018

Hot Off The Press:     20th Annual Report on the Status of Workers’ Compensation Case Management.    Please click the following link to review the report: 20th Annual Report WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REPORT A Divided Urine Cup Cannot Stand And Neither Can Dr. Falco’s Duplicative and Excessive Drug Screen Charges Claimant was involved in two work accidents…

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