The recent news that Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has proposed the movement of $1.2 billion in reserve funds of the New York State Insurance Fund into the General Fund has many workers concerned about their welfare should they get injured on the job.
Employers have already been struggling to deal with the increased costs of workers compensation related expenses. If the move by Governor Cuomo does occur and the funds are moved, it may mean that businesses will be forced to pay more to replenish the fund reserve. Workers that have been injured on the job have already been limited in their treatments and restricted throughout the workers compensation process. Reforms from 2007 have restricted services and treatments and tightened guidelines injured workers must follow. If companies will be required to pay even more money to refill the reserve fund, injured workers may be even more limited in their rights to workers compensation benefits.
Workers that have been injured on the job have the right to medical treatment and proper recovery time while collecting benefits to cover costs when individuals are unable to return to work after an accident. It may become even more difficult to secure your benefits during an injury if more reforms and restrictions are enacted.
If you have been injured on the job, it is important to seek proper medical attention to determine the extent of your injuries. Having an experienced NY workers compensation attorney to consult with about your specific situation can help ensure you get the benefits you are entitled to so you can recover properly.
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