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October 2017

LITIGATION CASE LAW UPDATE Does The High Cost Of Cable Have You Burning Mad? On September 10, 2010, Plaintiff and his wife were sitting at home, when suddenly their Verizon FiOS router caught fire, causing significant damage to their home.  The Assistant State Fire Marshal issued a report attributing the fire to a malfunction with…

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September 2017

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REPORT Just Say No to Drugs…and Lasers Non-Certification of Pain Management Treatment, Narcotic Medication, and Laser Therapy Affirmed Claimant sustained a compensable left ankle injury in 2005. Claimant continued to treat for this condition for years following same. In 2016, Employer filed a Utilization Review (UR) challenging as non-compliant various treatment with Dr….

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Special Edition – Top Workplace 2017

SPECIAL EDITION Heckler & Frabizzio – Top Workplace 2017 On August 27th The News Journal published Delaware’s Top Workplaces for 2017. Heckler and Frabizzio is proud to be recognized as one of Delaware’s Top Workplaces especially as it is based on the votes of our staff. Top Workplace was awarded based on an employee engagement…

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August 2017

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REPORT Employer Defense to Medical Marijuana Treatment Goes Up In Smoke Claimant sustained compensable back injury with multiple failed surgeries. Dr. Grossinger prescribed medical marijuana, with no limitation on the amount of the dosage. Claimant filed a Petition seeking a finding that the medical marijuana was compensable treatment. Both Dr. Grossinger and the…

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July 2017

LITIGATION CASE LAW UPDATE Professional Beekeeper Knew Bees Sting         In May of 2014, a tractor-trailer transporting over two million bees overturned and the bees escaped. Plaintiff, a professional beekeeper, was sent to the accident scene to salvage the bees. It turns out, the bees did not want to be salvaged. They continuously…

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Workers’ Compensation Rate Change 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE  DE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION RATE CHANGE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017   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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June 2017

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REPORT How Much Wood   Could A Work Comp Claimant Chuck Claimant was employed as a Recycling Technician for Delaware Solid Waste Authority, and filed an initial Petition seeking acknowledgement of an 8/23/16 incident where he was loading a truck with bags of waste at work and felt a “pop” in his back, causing…

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May 2017

EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE Knifed Out Of A Job  Pocketknife Not A Violation Of Employer’s Ban On Weapons     In the case of Bradley v. Rite Aid, the Delaware Superior Court considered whether wearing a pocketknife constituted a violation of a No Weapons Policy of the employer supporting a denial of a claim for unemployment benefits….

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April 2017

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REPORT Claimant Makes Pour Decision      On 3/21/17, the Industrial Accident Board issued a Decision finding Claimant forfeited his right to receive workers’ compensation benefits based on his intoxication.      It was undisputed that Claimant fell 30-feet off the edge of a bridge abutment while at work as a carpenter for…

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March 2017

HECKLER & FRABIZZIO OFFERS NEW CLIENT SERVICES Adjusters Continuing Education Program  Heckler & Frabizzio is proud to announce we have developed multiple seminars that we are offering to our clients at no charge. All seminar are approved by the Delaware Department of Insurance and will include continuing education credits!  Topics include: Basic Workers’ Compensation overview, Terminating…

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