Workers Compensation News

  • NEWS RELEASE: OSHA extends compliance date for electronic submission of injury, illness reports
    on November 28, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA extends compliance date for electronic submission of injury, illness reports to Dec. 15, 2017. […]

  • NEWS RELEASE: Nebraska Workers' Compensation Maximum Income Benefit Increases (pdf)
    on November 17, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the maximum weekly income benefit under the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Act will increase to $831.00. This amount applies to work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after Jan. 1, 2018. […]

  • Public Hearing and Public Meeting: Dec. 13, 2017
    on November 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    The notice, agenda, and proposed rule amendments for a Dec. 13, 2017 public hearing and public meeting are available for download in portable document format (pdf). […]

  • NOTICE: NWCC website and web-based applications offline from 7:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. CDT on 10/25/2017
    on October 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court website and web-based applications for Nebraska.gov (Attorney Lookup), the Supreme Court (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education), and the Office of Probation (DynamicPolicy), will experience intermittent down time during scheduled maintenance. […]

  • Vocational Rehabilitation quarterly meeting cancelled; schedule of quarterly meetings for 2018 now available
    on October 20, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    The Vocational Rehabilitation quarterly meeting scheduled for 10/20/2017 has been cancelled. The schedule of quarterly meetings for 2018 is now available. […]

  • Career Opportunity: JUDICIAL ASSISTANT
    on October 18, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    The closing date for this position is 10/24/2017, 11:59 PM, CDT. […]

  • Decision Summaries, FY 2017
    on October 12, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Summaries of Nebraska Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Decisions on Workers' Compensation Cases for Fiscal Year 2017 are available for download in portable document format (pdf). […]

  • Judge Martin selected as Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow (PDF)
    on October 6, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court congratulates Judge Julie A. Martin upon her selection by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation as a member of the 2017 Class of Fellows. Selection is based upon dedication to improving the administration of justice, leadership in the legal profession, civic service, integrity and Foundation support. The Nebraska State Bar Foundation is a charitable and educational organization that funds its numerous law-related education programs for the public. […]

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Meeting Announcement & Results of the 07/28/2017 Meeting
    on October 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Vocational Rehabilitation meeting announcement and results of the 07/28/2017 meeting are now available in portable document format (pdf). […]

  • Career Opportunity: ASSISTANT CLERK
    on September 27, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    The closing date for this position is 10/04/2017, 11:59 PM, CDT. […]

  • NEWS RELEASE: Erin N. Fox rejoins NWCC as General Counsel (pdf)
    on September 14, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Erin N. Fox has rejoined the court to serve as its General Counsel, effective Sept. 13, 2017. […]

  • CRB Opinion Posted to the Site - June 9, 2017
    on June 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Read the following Compensation Review Board Opinion, newly posted to our website: Greene v. Ansonia Copper & Brass(Case No. 6111 CRB-5-16-6) - June 9, 2017 […]

  • Bulletin 52 [MEMORANDUM NO. 2017-02]
    on June 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    MEMORANDUM NO. 2017-02 TO: Commissioners, District Administrators, Self-Insureds, Insurance Carriers, Attorneys, Unions, Medical Practitioners, and Advisory Board Members FROM: John A. Mastropietro, Chairman DATE: June 8, 2017 RE: Bulletin 52 The Workers' Compensation Commission has just received shipment of its new Bulletin No. 52, amended to January 1, 2017, which is available to the public free of charge. Bulletin No. 52 contains the entire Workers' Compensation Act, additional related statutes, workers' compensation administrative regulations, and illustrations of the most up-to-date Connecticut's workers' compensation forms. Please contact your nearest Workers' Compensation Commission District Office for your free copy of the new Bulletin No. 52. You may also call the Commission's Education Services at (860) 493-1500. To read the entire memo, please visit MEMORANDUM NO. 2017-02 on our website. […]

  • CRB Opinion Posted to the Site - June 8, 2017
    on June 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Read the following Compensation Review Board Opinion, newly posted to our website: Meloni v. Raymark Industries, Inc. et al.(Case No. 5838 CRB-4-13-5) - June 1, 2017 […]

  • 1993 CRB Opinions Posted to the Site - April 26, 2016
    on April 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    It has long been a Commission goal to make all Opinions - from 1980 to the present - freely available online so that we can provide the most comprehensive research resource for all Opinions issued by our Commission's appellate body, the Compensation Review Board. Beginning in December 2014, we began posting "older" CRB Opinions (those issued before October 1, 1994), and we plan to work our way backwards until we have posted all CRB Opinions issued from the creation of the Compensation Review Board in 1980. Please be aware, though, that the body of material pre-dating October 1, 1994 is not yet complete...we thank you for your patience as we work toward completing this project, and hope that as we post these "older" CRB Opinions on our site, you will find them useful in your research. Read the following 1993 Compensation Review Board Opinions, newly posted to our website: Bevans v. City of Milford(Case No. 1487 CRB-3-92-8) - February 18, 1993 Cowles v. Colt’s Manufacturing Company, Inc.(Case No. 1071 CRD-1-90-7) - February 17, 1993 Moore v. M & L Building(Case No. 1238 CRD-8-91-5) - February 23, 1993 Rydecki v. Town of West Hartford/Board of Education(Case No. 1613 CRB-1-93-1) - February 18, 1993 Schick v. Windsor Airmotive Division Barnes Group Inc.(Case No. 1033 CRD-1-90-6) - February 16, 1993 Schick v. Windsor Airmotive Division Barnes Group Inc.(Case No. 1033 CRD-1-90-6) - March 30, 1993 […]

  • CRB Opinions Posted to the Site - April 26, 2016
    on April 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Read the following Compensation Review Board Opinions, newly posted to our website: Bond v. Lee Manufacturing, Inc. et al.(Case No. 5868 CRB-8-13-8) - April 21, 2016 Liano v. City of Bridgeport(Case No. 6010 CRB-4-15-4) - April 22, 2016 Rivera v. Patient Care of CT(Case No. 6005 CRB-6-15-4) - April 12, 2016 […]

  • 1993 CRB Opinions Posted to the Site - April 25, 2016
    on April 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    It has long been a Commission goal to make all Opinions - from 1980 to the present - freely available online so that we can provide the most comprehensive research resource for all Opinions issued by our Commission's appellate body, the Compensation Review Board. Beginning in December 2014, we began posting "older" CRB Opinions (those issued before October 1, 1994), and we plan to work our way backwards until we have posted all CRB Opinions issued from the creation of the Compensation Review Board in 1980. Please be aware, though, that the body of material pre-dating October 1, 1994 is not yet complete...we thank you for your patience as we work toward completing this project, and hope that as we post these "older" CRB Opinions on our site, you will find them useful in your research. Read the following 1993 Compensation Review Board Opinions, newly posted to our website: Alves v. The Atlas Construction Company(Case No. 1402 CRB-7-92-4) - May 7, 1993 Mulligan v. Uniroyal, Inc.(Case No. 1200 CRD-5-91-3) - May 3, 1993 […]

  • CRB Calendar Weekly Update Posted
    on April 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    The Workers' Compensation Commission is pleased to make available the following CRB Calendars. These calendars are updated every week, usually on Monday mornings, to accomodate ongoing changes to the CRB Hearing Schedule. April 29, 2016 CRB Calendar (PDF File: 7 pages; 93K; Last revised April 25, 2016) May 20, 2016 CRB Calendar (PDF File: 6 pages; 90K; Last revised April 25, 2016) June 17, 2016 CRB Calendar (PDF File: 7 pages; 93K; Last revised April 25, 2016) The Compensation Review Board Calendars are available on this site in Adobe PDF format and require the use of Adobe's free Adobe Reader. If you need to obtain the free Adobe Reader, follow this Adobe Reader link to Adobe Software's website, download and install the Reader on your computer, then return to this feed or to the Compensation Review Board (CRB) Calendars page on our website. […]

  • CRB Opinions Posted to the Site - April 8, 2016
    on April 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Read the following Compensation Review Board Opinions, newly posted to our website: Drayton v. Electric Boat Corporation(Case No. 5994 CRB-2-15-3) - April 7, 2016 Ojeda v. Freshpoint Connecticut, LLC(Case No. 6004 CRB-1-15-4) - March 16, 2016 Quinn et al. v. Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. et al.(Case No. 6016 CRB-8-15-5) - March 31, 2016 Zbras v. Northeast Mortgage Corp.(Case No. 5997 CRB-5-15-3) - March 29, 2016 […]

  • WCC Official Connecticut Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center Fee Schedule
    on March 31, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    TO: WCC Commissioners, Facility Fee Schedule Core Committee Members, District Administrators, Advisory Board, Legal Advisory Panel, Medical Advisory Panel, Medical Practitioners, Self-Insureds, Insurance Carriers, Medical Care Plans, Attorneys, and Unions MEMORANDUM NO. 2016-02 FROM: John A. Mastropietro, Chairman DATE: March 31, 2016 RE: 2016 Official Connecticut Fee Schedule for Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers effective April 1, 2016 As Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Commission of the state of Connecticut, I am pleased to announce the publication of the 2016 Official Connecticut Fee Schedule for Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers. Published by Optum360, this new fee schedule includes a link to Medicare's PC Pricer tool and instructions for computation of inpatient reimbursement. For outpatient hospital and ambulatory surgical center reimbursement this publication includes facilities' wage index groups and corresponding fees based on the established formulae pursuant to §31-294d(d) C.G.S. (as amended by Public Act 14-167). This fee schedule shall be effective for medical services rendered on or after April 1, 2016, regardless of the date of injury, which are payable to health care facilities authorized or permitted to render care under the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Act. To order, please contact OPTUM360 at 1-800-464-3649, option 1, or visit www.optumcoding.com keyword "Connecticut". […]

  • 1993 CRB Opinions Posted to the Site - March 21, 2016
    on March 21, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    It has long been a Commission goal to make all Opinions - from 1980 to the present - freely available online so that we can provide the most comprehensive research resource for all Opinions issued by our Commission's appellate body, the Compensation Review Board. Beginning in December 2014, we began posting "older" CRB Opinions (those issued before October 1, 1994), and we plan to work our way backwards until we have posted all CRB Opinions issued from the creation of the Compensation Review Board in 1980. Please be aware, though, that the body of material pre-dating October 1, 1994 is not yet complete...we thank you for your patience as we work toward completing this project, and hope that as we post these "older" CRB Opinions on our site, you will find them useful in your research. Read the following 1993 Compensation Review Board Opinions, newly posted to our website: Boynton v. American Cyanamid(Case No. 1267 CRD-8-91-8) - April 6, 1993 Hunt v. Mirror Polishing and Plating Company et al.(Case No. 1254 CRD-5-91-7) - April 21, 1993 Jones v. Middletown Manufacturing(Case No. 1296 CRD-8-91-9) - April 5, 1993 Krajewski v. Atlantic Aerospace(Case No. 1387 CRD-6-92-2) - April 1, 1993 Parmanand v. Cushman Industries Company(Case No. 1283 CRD-1-91-8) - April 21, 1993 […]

  • 1993 CRB Opinions Posted to the Site - March 16, 2016
    on March 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    It has long been a Commission goal to make all Opinions - from 1980 to the present - freely available online so that we can provide the most comprehensive research resource for all Opinions issued by our Commission's appellate body, the Compensation Review Board. Beginning in December 2014, we began posting "older" CRB Opinions (those issued before October 1, 1994), and we plan to work our way backwards until we have posted all CRB Opinions issued from the creation of the Compensation Review Board in 1980. Please be aware, though, that the body of material pre-dating October 1, 1994 is not yet complete...we thank you for your patience as we work toward completing this project, and hope that as we post these "older" CRB Opinions on our site, you will find them useful in your research. Read the following 1993 Compensation Review Board Opinions, newly posted to our website: Farina v. Tony's Auto Sales(Case No. 1282 CRD-5-91-8) - May 14, 1993 Meaney v. State of Connecticut/Department of Mental Retardation Region 1(Case No. 1284 CRD-7-91-8) - May 17, 1993 […]

  • 1993 CRB Opinions Posted to the Site - March 15, 2016
    on March 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    It has long been a Commission goal to make all Opinions - from 1980 to the present - freely available online so that we can provide the most comprehensive research resource for all Opinions issued by our Commission's appellate body, the Compensation Review Board. Beginning in December 2014, we began posting "older" CRB Opinions (those issued before October 1, 1994), and we plan to work our way backwards until we have posted all CRB Opinions issued from the creation of the Compensation Review Board in 1980. Please be aware, though, that the body of material pre-dating October 1, 1994 is not yet complete...we thank you for your patience as we work toward completing this project, and hope that as we post these "older" CRB Opinions on our site, you will find them useful in your research. Read the following 1993 Compensation Review Board Opinions, newly posted to our website: Grant v. State of Connecticut Department of Corrections(Case No. 1265 CRD-5-91-8) - May 14, 1993 Guerrera v. Times Microwave Corporation(Case No. 1430 CRB-8-92-6) - May 27, 1993 Litke v. Crowell Builders(Case No. 1215 CRD-5-91-4) - May 4, 1993 Matteson v. American Standard, Inc.(Case No. 1216 CRD-2-91-4) - May 4, 1993 […]

  • 1993 CRB Opinions Posted to the Site - March 14, 2016
    on March 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    It has long been a Commission goal to make all Opinions - from 1980 to the present - freely available online so that we can provide the most comprehensive research resource for all Opinions issued by our Commission's appellate body, the Compensation Review Board. Beginning in December 2014, we began posting "older" CRB Opinions (those issued before October 1, 1994), and we plan to work our way backwards until we have posted all CRB Opinions issued from the creation of the Compensation Review Board in 1980. Please be aware, though, that the body of material pre-dating October 1, 1994 is not yet complete...we thank you for your patience as we work toward completing this project, and hope that as we post these "older" CRB Opinions on our site, you will find them useful in your research. Read the following 1993 Compensation Review Board Opinions, newly posted to our website: Arsenault v. General Dynamics Electric Boat Division(Case No. 1579 CRB-2-92-12) - May 7, 1993 Benoit v. Frito-Lay, Inc.(Case No. 1473 CRB-2-92-7) - May 7, 1993 Bolduc v. Willington Framer’s(Case No. 1494 CRB-2-92-8) - May 7, 1993 Casolo v. Fairfield Electric, Inc.(Case No. 1456 CRB-7-92-7) - May 7, 1993 Civardi v. City of Norwich(Case No. 1376 CRB-2-92-1) - May 17, 1993 Civardi v. City of Norwich(Case No. 1376 CRB-2-92-1) - May 20, 1993 Defrancesco v. Copes Rubbish Removal, Inc.(Case No. 1356 CRD-5-91-12) - May 7, 1993 Diaz v. Miller Stephenson Chemical Company, Inc.(Case No. 1385 CRB-7-92-2) - May 7, 1993 Dimitropolis v. Thomas O’Connor(Case No. 1525 CRB-1-92-9) - May 7, 1993 Faria v. Frito-Lay, Inc.(Case No. 1287 CRD-2-91-8) - May 7, 1993 Gramolini v. Ford, Bacon & Davis(Case No. 1552 CRB-3-92-11) - May 7, 1993 Kushi v. Tenax Corporation(Case No. 1295 CRD-7-91-9) - May 3, 1993 Porrello v. Hamden Salvage, Inc.(Case No. 1314 CRD-3-91-10) - May 7, 1993 Stanton v. Waterbury Hospital(Case No. 1409 CRB-5-92-4) - May 7, 1993 Stiwinter v. Wyre Wynd, Inc.(Case No. 1547 CRB-2-92-10) - May 7, 1993 Zullo v. Paul S. Yoney Inc.(Case No. 1234 CRD-7-91-5) - May 3, 1993 […]

  • CRB Opinions Posted to the Site - March 4, 2016
    on March 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Read the following Compensation Review Board Opinions, newly posted to our website: Callaghan v. Car Parts International, LLC(Case No. 5992 CRB-1-15-3) - March 2, 2016 Kladanjcic v. Woodlake at Tolland(Case No. 5995 CRB-1-15-3) - March 2, 2016 […]

  • 1993 CRB Opinions Posted to the Site - March 3, 2016
    on March 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    It has long been a Commission goal to make all Opinions - from 1980 to the present - freely available online so that we can provide the most comprehensive research resource for all Opinions issued by our Commission's appellate body, the Compensation Review Board. Beginning in December 2014, we began posting "older" CRB Opinions (those issued before October 1, 1994), and we plan to work our way backwards until we have posted all CRB Opinions issued from the creation of the Compensation Review Board in 1980. Please be aware, though, that the body of material pre-dating October 1, 1994 is not yet complete...we thank you for your patience as we work toward completing this project, and hope that as we post these "older" CRB Opinions on our site, you will find them useful in your research. Read the following 1993 Compensation Review Board Opinions, newly posted to our website: Dumont v. Southern Connecticut State University/State of Connecticut(Case No. 1320 CRD-3-91-10) - June 16, 1993 Erickson v. Grand Union Company(Case No. 1325 CRD-7-91-10) - June 16, 1993 Galgano v. City of Torrington(Case No. 1280 CRD-5-91-8) - June 30, 1993 […]

  • CRB Opinion Posted to the Site - March 1, 2016
    on March 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Read the following Compensation Review Board Opinion, newly posted to our website: Frantzen v. Davenport Electric(Case No. 5990 CRB-7-15-2) - February 24, 2016 […]

  • 1993 CRB Opinions Posted to the Site - February 25, 2016
    on February 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    It has long been a Commission goal to make all Opinions - from 1980 to the present - freely available online so that we can provide the most comprehensive research resource for all Opinions issued by our Commission's appellate body, the Compensation Review Board. Beginning in December 2014, we began posting "older" CRB Opinions (those issued before October 1, 1994), and we plan to work our way backwards until we have posted all CRB Opinions issued from the creation of the Compensation Review Board in 1980. Please be aware, though, that the body of material pre-dating October 1, 1994 is not yet complete...we thank you for your patience as we work toward completing this project, and hope that as we post these "older" CRB Opinions on our site, you will find them useful in your research. Read the following 1993 Compensation Review Board Opinions, newly posted to our website: Ayres v. United Methodist Homes of Connecticut, Inc.(Case No. 1670 CRB-4-93-3) - June 9, 1993 Erisoty v. Merrow Machine Company(Case No. 1639 CRB-6-93-2) - June 25, 1993 Warchola v. U.S. Gypsum Specialists(Case No. 1444 CRB-1-92-6) - June 2, 1993 […]

  • CRB Opinion Posted to the Site - February 23, 2016
    on February 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Read the following Compensation Review Board Opinion, newly posted to our website: Sneed v. PSEG Power LLC of CT & United Illuminating et al.(Case No. 5988 CRB-3-15-2) - February 18, 2016 […]

  • 1993 CRB Opinions Posted to the Site - February 18, 2016
    on February 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    It has long been a Commission goal to make all Opinions - from 1980 to the present - freely available online so that we can provide the most comprehensive research resource for all Opinions issued by our Commission's appellate body, the Compensation Review Board. Beginning in December 2014, we began posting "older" CRB Opinions (those issued before October 1, 1994), and we plan to work our way backwards until we have posted all CRB Opinions issued from the creation of the Compensation Review Board in 1980. Please be aware, though, that the body of material pre-dating October 1, 1994 is not yet complete...we thank you for your patience as we work toward completing this project, and hope that as we post these "older" CRB Opinions on our site, you will find them useful in your research. Read the following 1993 Compensation Review Board Opinions, newly posted to our website: Alves v. The Atlas Construction Company(Case No. 1402 CRB-7-92-4) - June 9, 1993 Brophy v. Bridgeport Hospital(Case No. 1643 CRB-4-93-2) - June 9, 1993 Conrad v. Herbert Fuel et al.(Case No. 1486 CRB-7-92-8) - June 11, 1993 Flynn v. State of Connecticut/Department of Mental Health(Case No. 1602 CRB-1-92-12) - June 16, 1993 Hargatai v. Copy Data, Inc.(Case No. 1475 CRB-4-92-7) - June 2, 1993 Lapoint v. Bozzuto’s, Inc.(Case No. 1726 CRB-5-93-4) - June 9, 1993 Mulligan v. Uniroyal, Inc.(Case No. 1200 CRD-5-91-3) - June 16, 1993 Patterson v. Carolina Freight(Case No. 1711 CRB-3-93-4) - June 9, 1993 Ward v. UTC/Pratt & Whitney Aircraft(Case No. 1735 CRB-1-93-5) - June 4, 1993 […]