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Social Security Offsets in the Proposed U.S. Budget

Sep 2, 2017, 9:04 AM

One item in President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget could have a major impact for workers' comp payers: the elimination of the reverse offset in benefits for those who receive both workers' compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

WCA Releases Results of Injured Worker Survey on Schedule Loss Of Use

Aug 14, 2017, 9:00 AM

As the Workers’ Compensation Board prepares to release a proposal that is expected to revise its impairment guidelines to slash compensation for permanent injuries to limbs, it is crucial that it hear the voices of injured workers. Between May 16, 2017 and August 3, 2017, the WCA conducted a survey…

Common misconceptions regarding schedule loss of use awards - Injured Workers' Bar Association

Aug 12, 2017, 8:47 AM

As the NYSWCB works on changing the way Schedule Loss of Use awards are calculated (with an eye on substantial reductions in benefits paid to injured workers), we address the Myths surrounding this type of award.

NY Workers Compensation Assocation Survey

Jul 13, 2017, 8:44 AM

The WCB is currently evaluating Schedule Loss of Use benefits and may severely limit what an injured worker receives. WE NEED YOU! If you have suffered an injury to an extremity, please complete a quick survey by following this link: http://tiny.cc/NYWAC Thank you!

Pennsylvania Courts understand fair compensation for work place injuries

Jun 27, 2017, 6:29 PM

Pennsylvania Courts understand fair compensation for work place injuries - Do your New York State legislators understand? Let them know you oppose ANY changes to the impairment guidelines that would roll back your benefits for permanent disability.

We're Expanding

May 22, 2017, 9:00 AM

Our office is expanding. We are now pleased to again offer representation before the Social Security Administration. Are you disabled and unable to work? Call us for a free consultation! We can help you obtain your Social Security Disability benefits!

Owner Of Brooklyn Construction Company Charged With Manslaughter In Worker’s Death

May 11, 2017, 9:22 AM

The owner of a Brooklyn construction company has been charged with manslaughter following a wall collapse that left one worker dead and two others seriously injured. Michael Weiss, 47, of Williamsburg, owns RSBY NY Builders Inc. and Park Ave Builders Inc., both in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Judge rules state's workers' compensation act unconstitutional

May 9, 2017, 10:16 AM

A Jefferson County circuit judge today struck down Alabama's Workers' Compensation Act. Circuit Judge Pat Ballard found two provisions, the $220 a week cap in compensation and the 15 percent cap on attorneys fees, unconstitutional. However, because one or more provisions were found…

We Need Your Help! Protect Injured Workers

Mar 27, 2017, 12:02 PM

We need your help! The Business Council and insurance companies are hoping to significantly reduce benefits to injured workers'

Stand up for injured workers'

Mar 16, 2017, 12:21 PM

The New York State Business Council is lobbying for changes that would devastate injured workers'. Please stand up for injured workers' and sign this petition!

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