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New York Workers Compensation Benefit Increase Bill Introduced

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Here is a summary of the new Workers Compensation bill introduced on 6/9/05 in the State Assembly and supported by the New York State AFL-CIO. It provides a long overdue benefit increase for injured workers AND provides significant cost savings for employers. Sounds like a win/win to me!
Thanks to my partner Chris Redmond, the firm’s WILG representative, for bringing to my attention the recent workers compensation benefit increase negotiated in Illinois. Chris just got back from the latest WILG Conference in Washington, DC where attorneys from others states were a lot less optimistic about real benefit increases for workers. Hopefully, New York will join Illinois and find common ground between workers and employers. I know my clients are dying economically at the current benefit level.

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