BC&F were a proud participant and sponsor this past Saturday at TWU Local 101’s annual Family Day. As always it turned out to be a great event and a good opportunity to meet many of the dedicated members of the local and their families!
If a person gets injured on the job, there are workers’ compensation laws offering several benefits. Every state in the USA requires the employers to purchase an insurance policy to manage their statutory obligations to the employees facing an injury or sickness caused by workplace situations. The benefits offered to workers may vary from one state to another.
This year has been one of change in New York Workers’ Compensation law. People who have suffered an on-the-job or job-related injury may be affected by these changes. Here are 5 tips about worker compensation NY state law.
The threshold for determining when a claimant with a permanent partial disability may apply to the Board for a re-determination due to extreme hardship has been lowered.
There is a new maximum weekly rate effective July 1, 2017. For any lost time for workers’ compensation between July 1, 2017 and up until June 30, 2018, the new statutory maximum weekly benefit rate is $870.61. This is an increase from the previous maximum weekly benefit rate of $864.32. according to the NY State Workers’ Compensation Board.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation to re-open the registry to preserve workers’ compensation rights for World Trade Center workers or volunteers who performed rescue, recovery and clean-up in the year after 9/11.
10/31/2016: Workers’ Compensation Board Announces New Hearing Purpose for Opioid Weaning Issues. Opioid addiction is a major public health crisis in the state that deeply affects many of New York’s injured workers.
Board Proposes New Workers’ Compensation Pharmacy Benefit Plan. The rapid pace of change in the pharmaceutical industry over the last few years has rendered the Board’s pharmacy benefit structure inadequate to address the overwhelming number of new medications that have been introduced to the medical community.
Effective June 8. 2016, the Chair amends 12 NYCRR § 311.1 to provide for the reimbursement for memorial services under the Workers’ Compensation Law, and to increase the amount of reimbursable expenses for burials, funerals and memorial services pursuant to the Workers’ Compensation Law.
For Workers’ compensation claims with dates of accident or dates of disablement during the period from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, the maximum weekly benefit rate will be $864.32.