Dec 20, 2016, 11:28 AM
Looks like California has a similar system that results in injured workers' having to fight for every treatment, medicine and benefit following a work injury.
Nov 12, 2016, 3:34 PM
Written for the insurance companies, but still good information on how the NYS Workers' Compensation Board is going about reducing or eliminating opiate use for injured workers' with chronic, unrelenting pain
Oct 6, 2016, 4:07 PM
Following is a statement from Debbie Berkowitz, senior fellow for worker safety and health with the National Employment Law Project: “The National Employment Law Project applauds the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Academy of Social Insurance for convening The State Workers’ Compensation…
Sep 22, 2016, 2:04 PM
As New York’s Department of Financial Services reviews input from its June 27 hearing on a recommended 9.8 percent rate increase for workers’ compensation insurance, the Retail Council of New York State wants instead an industry-wide actuarial study before the DFS considers any further rate…
Jul 5, 2016, 3:19 PM
Both camps say they are simply being true to the numbers, but the bottom line is businesses could pay more. Workers’ comp costs for employers statewide could jump if the business lobby gets its way. Wait, what? In a counterintuitive turn, the leading trade group for New York businesses wants the…
Jun 30, 2016, 3:15 PM
WE NEED WORKERS' TO UNITE! Write to Governor Cuomo! The Commissioner of the NYSWCB recently appointed by Cuomo plans to slash workers' benefits by significantly reducing or eliminating benefits for permanent injuries to extremities. The Business Council says That schedule losses of use are the…
Jun 14, 2016, 3:13 PM
In 2007, the Business Council of New York State finally achieved the goal it had sought for over a decade – putting time limits on payments for permanently disabled workers. At the time, the Business Council and the state claimed the change would save employers over $1 billion. Ten years later,…
May 20, 2016, 2:15 PM
The widow of a worker who suffered a heart attack on the job is due workers compensation and death benefits, a New York appeals court has ruled.
May 6, 2016, 9:18 PM
Dr. Eugene Gosy of Gosy & Associates in Williamsville, New York is the subject of criminal proceedings and may no longer treat workers' compensation patients. [Temporary Suspension of Dr. Eugene Jeno Gosy's Authorization to Treat Injured Workers Effective May 6, 2016] His medical practice included…
Apr 26, 2016, 5:40 PM
A suburban doctor is being accused of contributing to the opioid problem in Western New York by issuing thousands of illegal prescriptions for controlled substances.