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In role reversal, biz group seeks increases to workers' comp premiums while labor lawyers oppose

July 5, 2016

Both camps say they are simply being true to the numbers, but the bottom line is businesses could pay more. Workers’ comp costs for employers statewide could jump if the business lobby gets its way. Wait, what? In a counterintuitive turn, the leading trade group for New York businesses wants the premiums employers pay to be allowed to go up by 9.3%—and lawyers for workers want them to stay down. The disagreement over insurance premium hikes is part of a war over the state's workers'…

We Need to Unite! Workers Compensation Alliance

June 30, 2016

WE NEED WORKERS' TO UNITE! Write to Governor Cuomo! The Commissioner of the NYSWCB recently appointed by Cuomo plans to slash workers' benefits by significantly reducing or eliminating benefits for permanent injuries to extremities. The Business Council says That schedule losses of use are the culprit in recent premium increase. The number do not add up though. Read on...

New York Workers Compenstation Alliance: Protecting Injured Workers

June 14, 2016

In 2007, the Business Council of New York State finally achieved the goal it had sought for over a decade – putting time limits on payments for permanently disabled workers. At the time, the Business Council and the state claimed the change would save employers over $1 billion. Ten years later, employers’ workers’ compensation costs are still lower than they were before the “reforms.” Huge savings for employers came at huge expense to workers, especially the most vulnerable – low wage…

Widow wins benefits almost six years after husband's death on job

May 20, 2016

The widow of a worker who suffered a heart attack on the job is due workers compensation and death benefits, a New York appeals court has ruled.

Important information for current patients of Dr. Gosy who are under treatment with him following a work injury

May 6, 2016

Dr. Eugene Gosy of Gosy & Associates in Williamsville, New York is the subject of criminal proceedings and may no longer treat workers' compensation patients. [Temporary Suspension of Dr. Eugene Jeno Gosy's Authorization to Treat Injured Workers Effective May 6, 2016] His medical practice included numerous injured workers seeking treatment for pain management. This abrupt discontinuance of critical pain management services leaves many injured workers without a Board authorized medical provider…

Williamsville doctor indicted on more than 100 federal counts

April 26, 2016

A suburban doctor is being accused of contributing to the opioid problem in Western New York by issuing thousands of illegal prescriptions for controlled substances.

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