September 23, 2021
New York’s injured workers have long had to deal with a confusing system to find solutions that meet their needs. Further complicating matters, the Workers’ Compensation Board has continued implementing new rules and regulations that put injured workers into uncomfortable and risky situations during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Aug. 16, 2021, a New York State Executive Order expired, forcing partially disabled workers to seek employment just to receive their rightful compensation. The…
May 13, 2021
Injured workers shouldn’t have to prove loss of wage-earning capacity. A1220-A/S1024 would ensure injured workers have security!
April 13, 2021
Working New Yorkers are the backbone of New York's economy. New York was the first state to adopt workers’ compensation and was once a national leader in protecting the rights and interests of workers injured on the job. Today the New York workers’ compensation system is broken.
April 8, 2021
Injured workers are not guaranteed a hearing by the Workers Comp Board, making it hard for them to receive benefits. Bill A3671/S845 would require a hearing for every case.
March 12, 2021
$1.6 BILLION. That's how much insurance companies profited from the NY workers' comp system in 2018. It's time to put workers over profits.
December 1, 2020
Eight months into the coronavirus outbreak in New York, frontline workers and their families continue to struggle to receive workers' compensation and death benefits for covid-related injuries incurred on the job. A Gotham Gazette analysis of claim data from the Workers' Compensation Board reveals that fewer than 2% of workplace injury claims associated with the virus have had lost wages awarded through the Board, while thousands remain in limbo.