Governor Cuomo has announced recently that the workers compensation system will not see an increase for employer costs but will provide more lost wage benefits to injured workers. This news is good for those who have been hurt on the job and are unable to return to work right away.
The NY Workers Compensation Board has undergone several changes recently and the Board’s Chair has stated they are working actively to identify compensation fraud to prevent cost increases to businesses in the future. This recent announcement is the first time in four years a decrease is possible for workers compensation premiums.
There are many things that seem to be changing for the better within the State’s Workers Compensation system but with these changes also come a lot of confusion and misunderstandings. Injured workers already have a lot to worry about when it comes to their own health and recovery. They should not also be expected to know every detail about workers compensation as they try to get better.
An experienced New York Workers Compensation attorney should though. With an attorney’s assistance, you can help ensure you are receiving the correct amount of workers compensation benefits for your injury suffered on the job. Due to the reform in workers compensation, it certainly pays to have an attorney on your side to ensure your rights are protected.
Call our law firm today to discuss your work injury case for free. We can provide the right guidance to ensure your rights are protected for on the job injuries. You can reach us at 888-799-3918 or by using our online contact form for more information.