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Imagine if you fell off a ladder and shattered your legs, had your arm crushed by a machine, or developed carpal tunnel syndrome in your hand, all because of your work, but you were not able to receive Workers' Compensation benefits even if the injury caused long term damage. That could happen if the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has their way.
The Board is proposing terrible changes to its guidelines that will result in drastic benefit cuts for injured workers who lose the use of an arm or leg.
Corporations and the Business Council of New York have been lobbying hard to gut workers’ compensation to shortchange workers. This plan is an insult to all working men and women.
This proposal would also open the door for doctors, insurance companies, and employers to mistreat already injured workers. With a new “insult to injury rule” already injured workers will be forced to go to a company-assigned doctor. If the company doctor then decides that a worker did not “fully cooperate” with the exam, the doctor can recommend a suspension of benefits and care.
Don't let them hurt already injured workers further. Tell the Board to scrap their proposed guidelines. The public comment period ends on October 23rd.
Thank you for taking action.
Dennis G. Trainor
CWA District 1 Vice President
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Updated: Jan. 15 (16:03)
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