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Extensive Bill Designed to 'Right Wrongs' in Comp System

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Friday, April 12, 2019 | 468 | 0 | 54 min read

New York comp watchers have hinted for months that lawmakers were preparing legislation that would revamp the workers' compensation system and fix a number of problems that have cropped up since reform laws were adopted in 2007 and 2017. That bill, A 7045, has now been filed, and it's a doozy: 31 pages that would make changes to processes for disputing medical fees and how attorney fees are calculated; revise how the Workers' Compensation Board handles hearings and treatment guidelines; and increase benefits for injured workers. “The purpose of the bill i...

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