As part of a 2017 reform plan, the New York State Workers' Compensation Board is slated to release new guidelines for how to compensate workers for permanent impairments. Unfortunately, the workers' advocacy group the Workers' Compensation Alliance is concerned that they may harm workers' interests. The group has just released a survey that indicates many injured workers already feel their benefits are inadequate.
A security guard in another state was patrolling a PennySaver USA facility when he was struck from behind by a forklift. The forklift driver was operating the vehicle in reverse.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced that workers aged 65 and older are working longer rather than retiring. In fact, they are expected to represent the fastest growing labor group through 2024. The number of employees between the ages of 25 and 54 is expected to rise at a substantially lower rate during that period. Part of this is due to a drop in the birth rate since the Baby Boom. Part likely has to do with retirement savings losses during the Great Recession keeping many people from retiring as expected.
Suffering a serious on-the-job construction injury can be devastating, often resulting in the loss of a paycheck, not to mention extensive medical treatment. If you are strapped for cash, you may be tempted to simply seek as much money as you can through a workers' comp settlement.