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.
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.”
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.
June 25, 2020
Today's update from the Board for employees with COVID 19 symptoms... COVID-19 Bulletin from the Medical Director's Office This bulletin addresses the current knowledge, assessment and treatment of COVID-19 for affected workers in New York State. This bulletin provides information for injured workers, providers and carriers.