Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Workers’ Compensation Coordinating Council v. Workers’ Compensation Board, State of Maine and Maine Council of Self Insurers v. Maine Workers’ Compensation Board

Please follow the link to a recent decision by the Kennebec County Superior Court involving an important issue in workers’ compensation. Justice Jabar’s decision invalidates a June 2008 Board Rule which retroactively lowered the permanent impairment threshold under Section 213 to 11.8% as of January 1, 2006. The Court determined that it was error for the Board’s actuary to consider cases with 0% permanent impairment ratings in determining the 2006 threshold. It should be noted that the actuary’s original determination, which did not consider cases with 0% permanent impairment, would have set permanent impairment at 12.5%.

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