August 14, 2017
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 seeking the views of injured workers about their schedule loss of use awards. Over 1,500 injured workers responded to the survey, 847 of whom had a workers’ compensation case that involved a…
August 12, 2017
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.