LESS THAN TWELVE WEEKS REMAINING FOR WCL §25-a! Because Subject # 046-630 Contains Stricter Requirements for Reopening a Claim on the Issue of §25-a, Prudent Carriers and Employers May Want to Refer Applications to Defense Counsel

According to Board Subject #046-630, there are five mechanisms by which the issue of WCL §25-a may be raised prior to January 1, 2014: 1.) The claimant’s filing of a written application for compensation; 2.) The filing of a medical report indicating a change of...

DID YOU KNOW? A bill being considered by the NY State Legislature which would create a presumption of permanent total disability for claimants who are found eligible for social security?

BILL NUMBER: S76 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the workers’ compensation law, in relation to permanent total disability PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will create a presumption of permanent total disability for claimants who are found eligible for federal...