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January 2021

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW Loser Takes All and the Race Against Time Enforcement of Statutory Deadlines On November 20, 2017, claimant was diagnosed with mesothelioma related to asbestos exposure; he passed on February 24, 2018, and his estate filed a Petition to Determine Compensation Due against C&D Contractors on November 20, 2018. The petition only listed C&D,…

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December 2020

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW Board Rejects Permanency Arguments from Hired Gun In 2017, Claimant slipped and fell, injuring her knee. In 2020, Claimant filed a Petition alleging 6% permanency to her left lower extremity, specifically the knee, based upon Dr. Bandera’s opinion, relying on the 5th Edition of the AMA Guidelines for Rating Permanent Impairment. The Board…

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November 2020

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW Me Thinks He Talked Too Much Despite four compensable lumbar surgeries following a 2016 work accident, Claimant had not returned to work in any capacity and filed a Petition for a fifth lumbar surgery. Claimant’s expert, Dr. Zaslavsky testified that the surgery was needed to address adjacent segment disease that was causing…

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October 2020

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW End of the Line Benefits End with the Injury Claimant was involved in a compensable work accident with multiple alleged injuries. At a prior Hearing in 2017, the claimant alleged ongoing injury to the head and neck, while seeking payment of surgery and other benefits related to same. The Board agreed with the Employer’s…

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Top Workplace 2020

SPECIAL EDITION Heckler & Frabizzio – Top Workplace 2020 Delaware’s main newspaper, The News Journal, has published it’s list of Delaware’s Top Workplaces for 2020. Heckler and Frabizzio is proud to again be recognized as one of Delaware’s Top Workplaces especially because we were awarded based on a survey of our employees. The Top Workplace…

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Top Lawyer 2020

SPECIAL EDITION HECKLER & FRABIZZIO ATTORNEYS NAMED DELAWARE TODAY TOP LAWYERS FOR 2020 Heckler & Frabizzio congratulates our attorneys who were voted, once again, by their Delaware peers as Top Lawyers 2020. Delaware Today, “the state’s premier magazine,” has released the results of their annual survey of Delaware licensed attorneys which identifies the top practitioners in multiple areas of legal…

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September 2020

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW Dear Diary, The Claimant Was Not Credible Claimant filed a Petition alleging a 9/10/19 injury to the right wrist, elbow, and shoulder, ongoing total disability following approximately 4 weeks of modified duty work, and seeking payment for all associated medical treatment expenses, including pre-authorization of surgeries that had been recommended for all…

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August 2020

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW Should Have Hired Landscapers: Activities During Gap In Treatment Doom Causation Arguments Claimant was injured in a compensable work accident in 2013 involving the low back and multiple other bodily injuries. In 2019, Claimant filed a Petition seeking payment of low back medical treatment with Dr. Zaslavsky. The Board found Claimant’s evidence…

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H&F’S WORKERS’ COMPENSATION QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

Heckler and Frabizzio is pleased to share our Delaware WC quick reference guide. This tool is designed to provide valuable WC information at your finger tips. If you would like a hard copy please reach out to Page Chase, Firm Administrator with your mailing address. Click HERE to see our WC Quick Reference Guide!

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Admitted to the Maryland Bar

CONGRATULATIONS TO PATRICK AND MARIA FOR BEING ADMITTED TO MARYLAND Heckler and Frabizzio is pleased to announce Patrick G. Rock and Maria Paris Newill, managing partners, were admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland. As you are aware, we have lawyers licensed to practice law in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey focusing…

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