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WCB Reminds Payers of Option to Make Payments Without Liability

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 | 0

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board on Tuesday reminded payers that they can make temporary payments on claims for up to a year without admitting liability. Workers’ Compensation Law Section 21-a allows employers and carriers to pay indemnity and medical benefits without admitting liability or losing the right to contest a claim. When a payer elects to make temporary payments pursuant to the law, those payments must be consistent with the medical reports of the claimant’s treating doctor. Payments must also align with information the board has about wages paid to...

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