DIA ANNOUNCES UPDATED ON-LINE SECTION 15 PETITION

The DIA has updated the on-line Section 15 Petition tools to reflect recent changes in case law as outlined in Circular Letter #341 - re: Curry v. Great American Insurance Co., 80 Mass. App. Ct. 592 (2011), rev. denied 461 Mass. 1103 (2011), petition to reconsider denied February 3, 2012.

Remember the allocations required under Curry can be contested if you are unable to reach an agreement with plaintiff's counsel.

The new tools are now on the DIA's website under "Key Resources" on the left side of the page.

Section 15 Interactive Petition - http://www.mass.gov/lwd/docs/dia/forms/sec-15-interactive-petition.xls

Section 15 Worksheet - http://www.mass.gov/lwd/docs/dia/forms/sec-15-calculator.xls

Circular Letter #341 - http://www.mass.gov/lwd/workers-compensation/wc-pubs/cls/2012/cl-341.pdf