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Chili's shooting survivor battles NYS Workers Compensation Board For Telehealth Access

May 20, 2022

Thu May 19 2022 - The woman who survived the 2018 killings at the Chili's restaurant in DeWitt says she's come a long way, thanks to therapy and medications. But she has a major bone to pick with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board, and she's not alone. Jessica Saum says the Board allowed her to see her therapist and her psychiatrist via telehealth during the pandemic, which has put her on a path where she sees a future beyond being the "Chili's survivor.

Tonawanda Woman fights for change to Workers’ Compensation law after death of baby

May 11, 2022

(WIVB) — A Tonawanda woman, who lost her baby, is fighting to change Workers’ Compensation law in New York State. Michelle Waugaman was 16 weeks along in her pregnancy, working as an at-home care nurse, when she fell down the stairs of her patient’s home. “Everything was fine before that fall,” she told News 4. “I had a healthy pregnancy; there was not one complication.”

Take Action! Pass A1220-A/S1024

May 13, 2021

Injured workers shouldn’t have to prove loss of wage-earning capacity. A1220-A/S1024 would ensure injured workers have security!

Working New Yorkers are the backbone of New York's economy.

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.

Albany Bill: A3671/S845 To Gurantee Every Injured Worker a Hearing

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.

Take Action - Send A Letter

September 4, 2020

The Workers' Compensation Board, created to ensure that injured workers' obtain the benefits they are entitled to, is not only filing an appeal of an award to the injured worker's family, but is also permitting the carrier to withhold benefits pending the Court of Appeals decision. Please go to the landing page at the top of this page, click the link and SEND A LETTER TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVES. It takes only a minute and is super easy!

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