There’s an insurance industry radio ad campaign currently running, containing the following warning: Don’t commit Workers’ Comp insurance fraud or you’ll end up in jail and you will shame your family. It’s clearly aimed at injured workers. I get it. What the public generally does NOT see is the other side of the coin…when insurance companies […]
I am one of 15 attorneys state-wide who have been selected to participate in a “Focus Group” in an apparently ambitious project to “re-engineer” the entire Workers’ Comp system in New York. Here is the official announcement from the State Workers’ Compensation Board about the plan: Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) BPR@wcb.ny.gov. is an agency-wide endeavor […]
In New York, injured workers have the absolute right to choose their own medical provider for their work-related injury. The only requirement is that the doctor or other health provider accept Workers’ Comp (WC) insurance. I regularly advise injured workers who come into my office the following: * Don’t treat with a doctor your employer […]
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