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.
January 22, 2021
According to a report by "The Center for New York City Affairs", in 2018, workers' compensation insurance company profits increased to $1.6 billion.
May 5, 2020
Frontline workers in NYC face uphill battle for workers comp after contracting COVID-19: Like her late colleague, paramedic Paul Cary, Julie has transported numerous coronavirus patients for the private Ambulance company to Jamaica Hospital throughout the pandemic. Cary died of the illness, and Julie wound up contracting COVID-19 as well; fortunately, she survived a two-week ordeal. But her employer said that she didn’t qualify for workers compensation, even though she was repeatedly exposed…
June 7, 2019
While the city contemplates demanding employers provide paid vacation days and other new guarantees for workers toward the bottom of the pay and power scale, a basic piece of the safety net is frayed: the workers’ compensation system meant to support people who get hurt on the job, and to help their families get by when a breadwinner is killed. Workers’ comp is a private system with benefits set by the state. Employers buy the insurance, which then pays out when an employee sustains an injury…
June 5, 2019
A new study finds that that workers' compensation benefits are surprisingly low in New York, a state known for its progressive policies and high cost of living. Meanwhile, workplace fatalities have spiked and insurance company profits ...