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Top Lawyer 2021

SPECIAL EDITION HECKLER & FRABIZZIO ATTORNEYS NAMED DELAWARE TODAY  TOP LAWYERS FOR 2021  Heckler & Frabizzio congratulates our attorneys who were voted, once again, by their Delaware peers as Top Lawyers in 2021. 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…

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October 2021

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW Developments at the Department of Labor Over the summer of 2021, a new Deputy Attorney General was appointed to represent the Delaware Department of Labor (DOL) primarily focused on ‘protecting’ the Delaware Workers’ Compensation Fund. Simultaneously, new policies and procedures were instituted. By letter dated July 14, 2021, the DOL stated it would…

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September 2021

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW Continuing Trend? IAB Again Favors 6th Edition of AMA Guides in Total Knee Replacement Permanency Approximately two years ago, we reported on a Board Decision in the matter of Kathy Thomas v. City of Wilmington, IAB Hrg. No. 1417741 (July 30, 2019), where the Board for the first time indicated a preference…

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Top Workplace 2021

SPECIAL EDITION Heckler & Frabizzio – Top Workplace 2021 Delaware’s main newspaper, The News Journal, has published it’s list of Delaware’s Top Workplaces for 2021. Heckler and Frabizzio is proud to again be recognized as one of Delaware’s Top Workplaces especially because we were awarded this honor based on a survey of our employees. The…

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August 2021

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW Yes, No, Maybe – Ambiguities in Permanent Impairment Hearing Outcomes It has long been understood in Delaware that permanency is a battle between two experts, each with their own rating, and supported or supplemented by factual and medical evidence. Under well-settled law, the Board can only fashion its own alternative rating when supported…

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July 2021

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW Did You Know? Recent Delaware Workers Compensation Developments: Live hearings have resumed at the Industrial Accident Board effective July 12! Employers/carriers may observe a corresponding increase in disfigurement hearings and Petitions given disfigurement hearings have not been conducted since before the pandemic began. Even before July 12, in person hearings did take…

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Welcome to the Partnership

Heckler & Frabizzio is proud to announce our new partner, Nicholas Bittner, effective July 1, 2021. As partner, Mr. Bittner will continue to further the firm’s mission statement as THE Preeminent Delaware law Firm. Mr. Bittner was admitted to practice law in Delaware in 2016. He graduated from Bucks County Community College with an A.A. in…

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June 2021

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW It’s All in the Wrist – Evolving Trends in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Favor the Defense For many years, the common wisdom has held that carpal tunnel syndrome occurs through repetitive use of the hands and fingers; typing is often given as an example of what causes this malady. Consistent with this common wisdom,…

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Choir School’s 2021 Gala

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Heckler & Frabizzio is a proud supporter of the Choir School of Delaware. More information regarding our partnership to follow in the next edition of the Side Bar. Please consider joining that Choir School of Delaware for their Annual Gala and Benefit on June 16th. See below for more details or follow this link…

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May 2021

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW Deny, Deny, Deny – Claimant’s Denial of History Results in Denial of Petition The Claimant was involved in a work-related lifting injury to her low back in June 2018. In October 2018, Claimant went to the emergency room with shoulder and neck pain, with no, follow-up treatment for the shoulder until she saw…

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