Proposed Workers' Comp Changes are Devastating to Injured Workers

Wed, Oct 4th, 2017

To Workers in New York State:
Right now, workers in New York State receive some financial compensation when they
experience permanent damage to an arm, leg, hand, foot, or eye. Workers receive this
money because they gave up the right to sue their employers for workplace injuries in the
original workers’ compensation “bargain.” Workers were assured that as part of this
agreement they would be compensated for their injuries through the workers’
compensation system.
As you may have heard, the Workers’ Compensation Board recently released proposals
that would drastically reduce and eliminate compensation benefits for injured
workers. The proposals are being pushed by business owners and employers who want to
renege on the deal with workers, making sure that they receive nothing for a work-related
broken arm, torn rotator cuff, joint replacement, etc.
The proposals are totally unfair and will significantly harm all New York State workers,
their families, friends and co-workers. The bottom line is that proposals would take the
money to compensate injured workers and give it to big businesses and insurance
companies.
The recently released Workers’ Compensation Board proposals are exactly what the big
businesses and insurance companies asked for. We must stand together to support New
York’s workers and reject these destructive proposals. Please make your voice heard to
the State legislature and to the Workers’ Compensation Board by clicking here:
www.nyworkerscompensationalliance.org/protectinjuredworkers.

(Credit to NY Workers' Compensation Alliance for this post.  This issue is THAT important!)

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