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Sec. 31-301b

Workers’ Compensation Act as amended to January 1, 2011

Appeal of decision of Compensation Review Board.

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Sec. 31-301b. Appeal of decision of Compensation Review Board. Any party aggrieved by the decision of the Compensation Review Board upon any question or questions of law arising in the proceedings may appeal the decision of the Compensation Review Board to the Appellate Court, whether or not the decision is a final decision within the meaning of section 4-183 or a final judgment within the meaning of section 52-263.

(P.A. 79-540, S. 5; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-29, S. 15, 82; P.A. 91-339, S. 22, 55; P.A. 09-178, S. 1.)

History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-29 deleted reference to appellate session of the superior court and included reference to appellate court; P.A. 91-339 changed “compensation review division” to “compensation review board”; P.A. 09-178 added provision re appeal to Appellate Court whether or not decision is a final decision or a final judgment, effective June 30, 2009.

Cited. 193 C. 59. Cited. 206 C. 242. Cited. 218 C. 181. Cited. 219 C. 674. Cited. 223 C. 376. Cited. 226 C. 569. Cited. 227 C. 261. Cited. 228 C. 401; Id., 535. Cited. 231 C. 287; Id., 469. Cited. 235 C. 790. Cited. 239 C. 676. Cited. 241 C. 282. Awards become final if and when parties fail to appeal within applicable statutory time period and are not “pending matters” subject to modification based on subsequent changes in law. 244 C. 1. Defendant was an aggrieved party for purpose of appeal to Appellate Court. 245 C. 437. In order for decision of review board to be appealable under this section, it must be a decision that has the same elements of finality as a final judgment rendered by a trial court. 246 C. 281. Meaning of “any party” discussed. 250 C. 147. Appeal dismissed due to lack of a final judgment in matter that required a remand to worker’s compensation commissioner to apportion liability. 282 C. 386. Sec. 1-2z does not overrule prior case law importing a final judgment requirement into this section. Id., 477.

Cited. 3 CA 162; Id., 335; Id., 370. Cited. 6 CA 45; Id., 498. Cited. 13 CA 566. Cited. 21 CA 107. Cited. 26 CA 194. Cited. 28 CA 113. Cited. 33 CA 495; Id., 695. Cited. 36 CA 298. Cited. 37 CA 392; Id., 648. Cited. 38 CA 1. Cited. 39 CA 653. Cited. 41 CA 116. Cited. 45 CA 199.

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