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Hello,

I strongly oppose the Workers’ Compensation Board’s proposed regulations and impairment guidelines, which would drastically cut compensation awards for injured workers who have forever lost some or all of the use of their limbs. The regulations and guidelines would:

• Significantly impair the ability of injured workers to offer evidence in support of their claims and to obtain fair and just compensation;

• Render injured workers subject to intimidation and investigatory abuse by employers, insurers, and the so-called “independent” medical examiners they employ;

• Drastically reduce, and in most cases eliminate, compensation for permanent injuries to limbs, including: fractures; torn ligaments, tendons, and cartilage; dislocations; and surgery up to and in some cases including total joint replacement; and

• Improperly permit the Board to substitute its judgment for the provisions of the law.

The proposals completely disregard the Legislature’s direction to update its guidelines based on “advances in modern medicine.”  Instead, the regulations and guidelines reflect a wholesale revision of forms, process, regulations and guidelines in a manner calculated to eliminate compensation benefits for injured workers.

I urge you to support New York’s injured workers by objecting to these destructive proposals. We must protect workers in New York State.

Thank You