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Worker’s Compensation Board Proposes Drastic Changes to Schedule Loss of Use Awards to be Implemented January 2018

New changes expected staring 1/1/18 To begin…schedule loss of use awards are lump sum awards provided to injured workers when they have an injury to an extremity that results in a permanent disability (this excludes neck, back, low back and organs).  Each body part has a different amount of weeks and the percentage of loss … Continue reading “Worker’s Compensation Board Proposes Drastic Changes to Schedule Loss of Use Awards to be Implemented January 2018”

Understanding your AWW, Average Working Wage

When you are injured on the job and go out on NYS Workers’ Compensation you are entitled to receive both medical care and lost wages, to be paid by the carrier.  But why, you might ask, is there a difference between your weekly rate of pay and what you receive while out on Workers’ Compensation? … Continue reading “Understanding your AWW, Average Working Wage”

What is New York State Workers’ Compensation?

On March 25, 1911, 146 women lost their lives in the worst factory fire in the history of New York City spurring a public movement to push NYS Legislature to enact new laws to protect injured workers. 1914, enter New York State Workers’ Compensation… NYS workers’ compensation provides benefits for injuries that occur both traumatically … Continue reading “What is New York State Workers’ Compensation?”