On November 22, 2017, the Workers’ Compensation Board released a revised version of proposed amendments to its guidelines for permanent impairment. The November version is a substantial improvement over the previous version that was released in September. The WCA’s letter to the Board about the revised proposals is here, and our full analysis and comments can be found here.
The WCA would like to thank Governor Cuomo, WCB Chair Clarissa Rodriguez, the New York State Assembly Majority, the New York State Senate Democrats, the Independent Democratic Conference, and others who listened to the concerns of injured workers and worked tirelessly to ensure that their right to compensation for permanent limb injuries was preserved. We look forward to continuing the campaign to improve the workers’ compensation system in the upcoming legislative session.