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April 2, 2020
September 12, 2019

The Impact Of COVID-19 On Workers’ Compensation Issues Involving Modified Duty And Alleged COVID-19 Claims

To our clients, partners, and friends . . .

April 2, 2020
September 12, 2019

Force Majeure and Business Contracts

At a high-level, a force majeure clause is a provision in a contract which may excuse a party from performing their obligations under a contract.

March 31, 2020
September 12, 2019

The Impact of Past Court Decisions Could Have on Insurance Coverage for Business Interruption Caused by the Coronavirus

Insurers must be proactive in reviewing policies to identify the potential exposure arising out of the COVID-19 outbreak

March 30, 2020
September 12, 2019

Experts Retained in Anticipation of Litigation Can Be Discoverable

March 30, 2020
September 12, 2019

Event Cancellations Caused by COVID-19 - Is the Force Majeure With you?

No March Madness? Postponement of the Olympics, NHL and NBA seasons? This would have been inconceivable three months ago but is the reality of today.

March 30, 2020
September 12, 2019

Important Update: New Jersey Workers’ Comp Courts to Open Telephonically

We will continue to keep you updated as more details of how the hearings will be conducted become available and we will continue our efforts at moving cases forward

March 27, 2020
September 12, 2019

Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies and Their Application to COVID-19 Bodily Injury Claims

To add insult to injury, a wave of litigation involving COVID-19 is undoubtedly expected

March 19, 2020
September 12, 2019

How Will COVID-19 Affect Massachusetts Workers' Compensation?

Who is eligible to receive workers' comp benefits in MA?

March 26, 2020
September 12, 2019

Assessing the New York Workers’ Compensation COVID-19 “Coronavirus” Claim

New York’s unfortunate emergence as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States has raised an abundance of questions

March 26, 2020
September 12, 2019

UPDATE: Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation

Notes from a conference call with Joseph DeRita, Director of Workers' Compensation Office of Adjudication for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

March 26, 2020
September 12, 2019

Dormitory Parents are Getting Refunds, so What About my Children's Off-Campus Lease?

With colleges and universities making the decision to move to online learning in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, families are left with a myriad of questions

March 25, 2020
September 12, 2019

New Procedures for Handling Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Hearings in Light of COVID-19

Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation system continues to struggle with how to move matters along, considering that the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has rendered live hearings impossible

March 24, 2020
September 12, 2019

COVID-19 in the Workplace, a Maryland Perspective

A claimant alleging work-related COVID-19 would need to prove that there was an exposure at work that caused COVID-19 for an accidental injury.

March 24, 2020
September 12, 2019

New York: Workers’ Compensation Claims While Employees are Working From Home

Although recently expanded in response to COVID-19, work-from-home positions are not a unique concept

March 24, 2020
September 12, 2019

In the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic's Impact on Business and Policyholders, the New York Department of Financial Services Sets Forth New Directives for Insurers

The World Health Organization’s (“WHO”) formal declaration that the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is now a pandemic.

March 24, 2020
September 12, 2019

How to Handle Issues for Workers in Florida on Modified Duty During the COVID-19 Crisis

Florida is one of the states with the highest count of COVID-19 cases, and the rate is increasing daily.

March 23, 2020
September 12, 2019

COVID-19 Closures: Is my Business Covered?

Is there business interruption coverage available to those businesses that have been forced to shut down and/or halt operations due to the COVID-19 crisis? Maybe.

March 23, 2020
September 12, 2019

From One Parent to Another on University Refunds

As colleges and universities are closing their doors early due to COVID-19, are students entitled to any sort of refund?

March 20, 2020
September 12, 2019

Vermont and New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation – Infectious Disease / COVID-19

Determining the compensability of employees who contract COVID-19 needs to be analyzed on a case-by-case basis

March 20, 2020
September 12, 2019

Rhode Island – Infectious Disease COVID-19

Under Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Law, an occupational disease is set apart of accidental injuries

March 18, 2020
September 12, 2019

Assessing the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation COVID-19 “Coronavirus” Claim

Recent media reports have raised concerns and… some confusion.

March 19, 2020
September 12, 2019

Pandemic: An Outbreak of Negligent Security Litigation

Lawsuits to come out of the myriad scenarios associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 19, 2020
September 12, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Issues Involving COVID-19: Dealing with Wage Loss Benefits

Chartwell Law's view on wage loss benefits due to COVID-19

March 18, 2020
September 12, 2019

Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Challenges Triggered by COVID-19

COVID-19 causes challenges for businesses to trigger coverage for business interruption.

March 18, 2020
September 12, 2019

The Impending Storm of COVID-19 Related Insurance Coverage Claims

Like recent natural disasters, such as Superstorm Sandy, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to result in a myriad of insurance coverage claims

March 19, 2020
September 12, 2019

How Will COVID-19 Affect Connecticut Workers' Compensation?

In Connecticut, is COVID-19 a compensable injury under the Workers' Compensation Act?

March 19, 2020
September 12, 2019

How Will COVID-19 Affect Maine Workers' Compensation?

In Maine, what are the Supreme Judicial Court's requirements for workers' compensation benefits?

March 19, 2020
September 12, 2019

Department of Labor and Industry Advises Employers How to Handle Unemployment Compensation and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

On March 16, 2020 the DOL issued a press release stating PA workers affected by the novel coronavirus may be eligible for UC and WC benefits.

March 18, 2020
September 12, 2019

The Impact of COVID-19 on Employers

A guideline for employers during the Coronavirus pandemic

March 17, 2020
September 12, 2019

What is the Impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey Workers’ Compensation?

If COVID-19 arises out of and in the course of employment is it a compensable illness in NJ?

March 13, 2020
September 12, 2019

Coronavirus and the Impact on Employment

Employers must be proactive in managing the coronavirus pandemic and the associated employment.

March 12, 2020
September 12, 2019

New Bill Increases Awards for Hands & Feet Work Injuries

New Jersey

February 28, 2020
September 12, 2019

NY Case Law Alert: Tolling of the Caps After Reopening Post-Classification

New York

February 20, 2020
September 12, 2019

Maryland Workers' Compensation: Idiosyncrasies of Permanent Partial Disability Awards

Maryland

February 20, 2020
September 12, 2019

Coronavirus at the Workplace

What steps should employers take?

February 14, 2020
September 12, 2019

New Jersey Medical Provider Claims for Out-Of-State Injuries

New Jersey

February 6, 2020
September 12, 2019

Florida Workers' Comp Case Law Update: Taxable vs. Non-Taxable Costs

Florida

January 31, 2020
September 12, 2019

A Professional Football Player May Not Be a Seasonal Employee For Purposes of Calculating An Average Weekly Wage

Pennsylvania

January 23, 2020
September 12, 2019

Pennsylvania Course and Scope: A Follow-Up to the Warning Against the Geography Rule

Pennsylvania

January 21, 2020
September 12, 2019

Causally Related Denial of Medical Bills May Not Be An Option In Pennsylvania

A new PA Commonwealth Court ruling doing so is not enought o avoid payment responsibility.

January 17, 2020
September 12, 2019

Did the PA Utilization Review Process Just Expand?

New Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Opinion Changes the Rules for Utilization Review

January 16, 2020
September 12, 2019

Employer Must Reimburse For Medical Marijuana

New Jersey

January 9, 2020
September 12, 2019

Appellate Court Rules "Safe Harbor" Provision Does Not Protect Employers Contesting Liability

Connecticut

January 8, 2020
September 12, 2019

Philadelphia Reclaims Top Spot on "Judicial Hellhole" List

Who else made the list?

December 19, 2019
September 12, 2019

Exceptions To The Coming and Going Rule To Be Aware of During the Holiday Season and Year Round

Florida

December 12, 2019
September 12, 2019

The Interplay Between Breaks in Employment and Jurisdiction Pursuant to Section 305.2(a) of the Act

Pennsylvania

December 10, 2019
September 12, 2019

PA Supreme Court Ruling Places Burdensome New Rules on PIP IMEs

Pennsylvania

December 5, 2019
September 12, 2019

Holiday Events and Tennessee Workers' Compensation

Tennessee

November 21, 2019
September 12, 2019

2019 Case Law Update: Denial of Compensability of Short-Term Respiratory Exposure Claim

Florida

November 15, 2019
September 12, 2019

Attorney's Fees Likely to Increase on Dependency Claims

New Jersey