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Mike Ricci Obtained Favorable Form 24 Decision for Termination of Plaintiff’s TTD

Mike Ricci obtained a favorable Form 24 Decision from the Commission. Defendants Form 24 sought termination of plaintiff’s TTD based on plaintiff’s release to return to work full duty. In addition, defendants cited plaintiff’s refusal to return to work with the employer, despite plaintiff’s contention he was unable to find suitable employment. The Industrial Commission approved the Form 24 and held that defendants were entitled to immediately terminate TTD, and awarded a credit for overpaid TTD.… Read More

Mike Ricci Obtained Favorable Form 24 Decision from Commission

Mike Ricci obtained a favorable Form 24 Decision from the Commission. Defendants Form 24 sought termination of plaintiff’s TTD on multiple grounds, including that plaintiff had been released to return to work full duty, and that plaintiff had refused suitable employment offered by the employer. The Industrial Commission approved the Form 24 and ruled defendants were entitled to terminate TTD and awarded a credit for overpaid TTD.… Read More

Mike Ricci Obtained Favorable Opinion in AWW Dispute

Mike Ricci obtained a favorable Opinion and Award from the Full Commission regarding an average weekly wage (AWW) dispute. Defendant-Insurer had filed a Form 60 accepting plaintiff’s claim and stipulating to an AWW based on initial reports of plaintiff’s wages, if he had been employed on a full time basis. However, subsequent investigation revealed plaintiff only picked up shifts as necessary, and was not a full time employee. The Full Commission found and concluded that plaintiff’s testimony regarding his employment history, earnings and jobs performed was not credible. Instead, the Commission agreed with defendants’ calculation of the AWW based on the employer’s testimony and the limited corresponding documentation. As a result, plaintiff’s AWW was amended and his TTD benefits were reduced from $306.27 to $30.00 per week.

Of note, as a result of prior litigation of this matter the Industrial Commission denied plaintiff’s claim for total knee replacement, and further held that plaintiff current condition and need for treatment were unrelated to the compensable injury. Therefore, defendants were not responsible for any ongoing medical treatment in connection with plaintiff’s compensable injuries.… Read More

Mike Ricci Obtains Favorable Opinion in Trip & Fall Case

Mike Ricci obtained a favorable Opinion and Award from the Industrial Commission in a claim where plaintiff sustained neck and arm injuries as a result of a trip and fall down a stairwell of the employer’s building. Defendants denied plaintiff’s claim on the basis that plaintiff’s injury did not arise out of or in the course of her employment as it occurred while plaintiff was leaving work for the day on a premises that was not owned, maintained or controlled by defendant-employer. The Industrial Commission agreed and plaintiff’s claim for benefits was denied. … Read More

Jennifer Morris Jones Obtained Favorable Opinion & Award in Rotator Cuff Tear Case

Jennifer Morris Jones obtained a favorable Opinion and Award from the Full Commission in a claim wherein a Plaintiff alleged she sustained a rotator cuff tear in her shoulder when a heavy door allegedly made contact with her arm. The Full Commission found and concluded that based on Plaintiff’s varied accounts of how the alleged incident occurred and when pain began, along with the improbability that the door could have made contact with Plaintiff’s arm as she alleges as she walked through, the Plaintiff failed to prove that she sustained an injury by accident. … Read More

Jennifer Morris Jones Obtained Opinion & Award in Accidental Knee Injury Case

Jennifer Morris Jones obtained a favorable Opinion and Award from the Industrial Commission in a claim wherein a Plaintiff alleged a knee injury by accident. Defendants denied the compensability of Plaintiff’s claim, and the Industrial Commission found and concluded that Plaintiff’s testimony regarding the mechanism and medical consequences of the alleged work place incident conflicted with the preponderance of the evidence, and Plaintiff’s claim for benefits was denied. … Read More

Jennifer Morris Jones Obtained Favorable Opinion & Award in Osteoarthritis Claim

Jennifer Morris Jones obtained a favorable Opinion and Award from the Full Commission in a claim wherein a Plaintiff alleged she developed an aggravation of osteoarthritis in her knee and deep vein thrombosis. Defendants successfully argued said conditions were not the result of an alleged accident in the work place, and Plaintiff’s claim for benefits was denied. … Read More

Robin Terry Obtained Favorable Opinion & Award from NCIC

Robin Terry obtained a favorable Opinion and Award from the Industrial Commission in a claim wherein an Plaintiff alleged a supervisor had run over his foot with a piece of machinery. Although there were objective signs of an injury, Defendants successfully argued said conditions were not the result of an accident in the work place and Plaintiff’s claim for benefits was denied.… Read More

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