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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.

Injured workers must be protected

March 25, 2016

José Valerio was earning a decent wage in New York City working as a welder for 10 years before an accident in 2014 left him with severe third-degree burns to his hand. The injury later developed into Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), causing constant severe pain. The father of four is still under a doctor’s care, relying on workers’ compensation benefits as he looks for ways to get back into the job market. Today, while José struggles to recover, there are efforts underway to change the…

Oklahoma Commission Declares Workers' Comp Alternative Unconstitutional

March 17, 2016

An Oklahoma law that lets employers opt out of state-regulated workers' compensation has been rejected and declared unconstitutional by state regulators. The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission called the alternative workplace-benefit plans that some employers adopted under the law "a water mirage on the highway that disappears upon closer inspection." The unanimous ruling by the commission, issued Friday, is expected to be appealed.

Stop the Destruction of New York State Workers' Comp as proposed in the 2016 Executive Budget

March 10, 2016

New York's injured workers are already suffering. New York State Senate and Assembly must stand with ALL workers and oppose proposals in the NYS 2016 Executive Budget that if passed, will slash worker protections and restrict due process in the Workers' Comp System.

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