They’ve Already Been Injured, But Keep Getting Hurt
The Workers’ Compensation Board has released a set of proposed changes to New York State’s workers’ compensation system that will make it more difficult for injured workers to receive immediate wage replacement and medical benefits if he/she is injured on the job.
Analysts have determined, that if these changes pass, only 18% of claims would be approved under the new guidelines. This means that injured workers who request workers compensation may never receive any benefits or assistance with medical expenses caused through work related injury.
A worker’s right to receive compensation has been protected until this new proposal surfaced. Now, insurance-company paid doctors can delay a worker’s benefits if the worker does not feel comfortable answering a question. This program is a threat to suspend worker’s benefits or deny them altogether, and we cannot let the Board approve of these changes!

Tell the NYS Workers' Comp Board to scrap the proposed regulations: Sign the petition here!
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