The New York Workers' Compensation Alliance applauds Governor David Paterson's appointment of current WCB Commissioner Robert (Bob) Beloten as the new Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Board.
A former Judge in both the Hempstead and Queens hearing points, Chairman Beloten has been in the "trenches" of the NY Workers Compensation Board for many years and knows how to implement the type of practical reform needed to make the system better for both injured workers and employers. Certainly, he has large shoes to fill after the departure of Zachary Weiss for the federal bench. However, given his deep understanding of the workers compensation law, the WCA believes Chairman Beloten has the potential of being one of the great Chairs for many years to come.
We wish him luck and offer our support as he strives to improve the New York State Workers' Compensation Board.