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NY State Workers’ Comp System: "A World of Hurt" for Injured Workers

The New York Times has done an in-depth investigation of the New York state workers’ compensation system and what it found isn’t pretty. The Times reports that the state puts injured workers through a seemingly never-ending gauntlet of obstacles before agreeing to pay what turns out to be a miserly benefit. Citing just a few cases of injustices faces by injured workers, the Times pointed out that:

“Mr. Watkis waited two years to get his front teeth fixed. Ms. Marquez had to postpone elbow surgery for a year until the board allowed it. Mr. Jagan exhausted three years trying to get compensated, only to be denied all benefits, a decision that stunned even some insurance company lawyers.”

Read the full story here.