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On February 22, 2012, an arm of Public Employers Risk Management Association (PERMA) released a “report” claiming that workers’ compensation assessments are a “tax” that is dramatically increases employer costs. This “report” was filled with...
Today is a sad day for the many friends and colleagues of John Sciortino among the New York Workers’ Compensation Bar. John was a consummate workers’ compensation attorney and tireless volunteer leader at the Bar in protecting the rights of injured workers. In...
There is fresh evidence supporting the passage of S3741, which would prohibit the Workers’ Compensation Board from continuing its retroactive implementation of the Medical Treatment...
On Monday, January 23, 2012 the WCA released an estimate to the New York State Legislature of the cost of the Medical Treatment Guidelines. The state Workers' Compensation Board implemented the Guidelines on December 1, 2010, and has applied them both retroactively and prospectively. The...
2012 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA TOP PRIORITIES 1. A6294/S3746 - the Medical Treatment Guidelines Retroactivity Bill. On December 1, 2010, the Workers’ Compensation Board implemented Medical Treatment Guidelines intended to establish...
The Workers’ Compensation Alliance has reviewed the 2012 Guidelines for Determining Permanent Impairment and Loss of Wage Earning Capacity (2012 Guidelines) (a copy of the Guidelines can be found here). We note with approval the continuation of schedule loss criteria from the 1996...
LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Community Announces Top 25 Blogs for Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Issues – 2011 Honorees The New York Workers Compensation Alliance Blog has been selected as a LexisNexis Top 25 Blog for Workers’ Compensation and...
Medallion taxi drivers in New York City are covered by workers' compensation if they get hurt on the job. Black car drivers are too, through the Black Car Operators Insurance Fund. Livery drivers? Not so much. Due to legislation passed in January, 2010, livery drivers are...
The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board (“CIRB”) has filed a rate application seeking an increase in workers’ compensation insurance rates of over 10%. As required by law, the Insurance Department...
The Workers' Compensation Alliance has continued its fight to defend injured workers and their access to medical care. On June 6, 2011, the WCA sent its third letter to the Chair of the Workers' Compensation Board, this time opposing the creation of more Medical Treatment Guidelines proposed...