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Injured workers must be protected

Mar 25, 2016, 12:39 PM

José Valerio was earning a decent wage in New York City working as a welder for 10 years before an accident in 2014 left him with severe third-degree burns to his hand. The injury later developed into Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), causing constant severe pain. The father of four is still under…

Oklahoma Commission Declares Workers' Comp Alternative Unconstitutional

Mar 17, 2016, 12:44 PM

An Oklahoma law that lets employers opt out of state-regulated workers' compensation has been rejected and declared unconstitutional by state regulators. The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission called the alternative workplace-benefit plans that some employers adopted under the law "a water…

Stop the Destruction of New York State Workers' Comp as proposed in the 2016 Executive Budget

Mar 10, 2016, 12:52 PM

New York's injured workers are already suffering. New York State Senate and Assembly must stand with ALL workers and oppose proposals in the NYS 2016 Executive Budget that if passed, will slash worker protections and restrict due process in the Workers' Comp System.

WCA and NYCOSH Issue a New Report on Uncompensated Wage Loss

Feb 3, 2016, 12:57 PM

From Robert Gray regarding the Workers Compensation Alliance press release: On February 1, 2016 the Workers' Compensation Alliance and the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health released a report showing the stark consequences of on-the-job injury for workers. The report outlines the…

Biz group pleased, labor upset with Cuomo's reforms to workers' comp

Feb 1, 2016, 1:11 PM

Every worker in NYS needs to be concerned about Cuomo's plans to severely reduce workers' benefits under the NYS Workers' Compensation Law. He also plans to take oversight of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board away from the state legislature and hand that power over to the NYS Governor…

The Demolition of Workers' Compensation

Mar 4, 2015, 3:42 AM

By Michael Grabell Published by ProPublica and Howard Berkas, NPR

New Hope For Those With Meniscus Injuries

Jan 28, 2015, 3:42 AM

For the first time in the U.S., surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have implanted a plastic device designed to help patients with persistent knee pain due to injured or deteriorating meniscus cartilage. The meniscus is a fibrocartilage pad located between the thigh and shin…

Social Security Announces New Fraud Prevention Unit In New York

Mar 31, 2014, 3:42 AM

Today, Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced the establishment of a centralized fraud prevention unit in New York City to identify potential fraud and detect fraud trends that can be applied to disability cases nationwide. This unit consists of experienced disability…

State Pressed to Re-open Hornell Workers' Comp Hearing Site

Feb 6, 2014, 3:42 AM

A Maple City attorney is denouncing the state's decision to close the workers' compensation hearing site in Hornell, and he is asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a personal meeting to press for a reversal of that closure. Hornell Mayor Shawn Hogan, also a critic of the closing, has offered the…

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