The Workers’ Compensation system, inherited by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, is over a century old. The New York system does not compare well with Workers’ Compensation systems in other states. Independent research and studies, carried out by the Worker’s Compensation Research Institute, makes it clear that the New York system is extremely dysfunctional. This is due to a variety of factors, but special interest lobbying and a failure to address current worker needs and interests were the two main culprits behind the system’s decline.

Tackling the Outdated New York Workers’ Compensation System – What’s Wrong With It?

The general consensus is that the New York system produces poor quality medical outcomes, and injured workers have to wait too long before receiving compensation. Slow compensation can easily lead to devastating consequences for injured workers and their families. Prompt attention and compensation for work-sustained injuries is beneficial to employers as well as the injured...
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