NYCOSH Rallies Members and Community to Stop Attacks on Injured Workers

Dear NYCOSH Members and Community,

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has proposed drastic cuts to protections for injured workers, slashing their injury payments. On April 10, 2017, the Workers’ Comp Board was given the mandate to make recommendations to revise the injury payment amounts that workers receive when they are injured on the job.

Citing “advances in modern medicine”, the purpose of the Comp Board’s proposed regulations was to adjust benefit payments according to medical improvements that have occurred in the past ten years.

Without any regard for injured workers – or medical science – the Workers’ Compensation Board issued cost-cutting and protection-slashing guidelines that will strip already weak protections and render workers’ comp impossible for many of New York’s injured workers.
With these proposals, the Workers’ Compensation Board will:

NYCOSH urges all unions, labor activists, health care advocates, health and safety supporters, and individuals to submit public comments opposing these backwards proposals by emailing the Board at by October 23, 2017.
At a time when workers’ rights are under attack all over the country, when workers’ safety is being threatened by the slashing of regulations, New York State needs to focus on how to improve the lives of workers – including those who are injured and disabled.


Thank you,

Charlene Obernauer

Executive Director, NYCOSH


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