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A YEAR LATER, FEW ESSENTIAL WORKERS HAVE RECEIVED RESTITUTION FOR GETTING COVID ON THE JOB.

You can read the full article Here…https://www.gothamgazette.com/state/10458-new-york-workers-comp-covid-illness-death-benefits

 

FEWER THAN 10% OF ELIGIBLE WORKERS FILED FOR COVID-19 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS

In a recent report by our managing partner, Robert Grey and the New York Committee for Occupation Safety and Health (NYCOSH) estimates that nearly 250,000 essential workers in NY developed symptoms after being infected with COVID-19 at work in 2020 but that fewer than 10% of such workers have filed a claim for COVID-19.

You can read the full article Here… http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20210503/NEWS08/912341583/Fewer-than-10-of-eligible-workers-filed-COVID-19-claims-Report

 

NYSNA HIGHLIGHTS NEW NYCOSH REPORT  THAT REVEALS THE MASSIVE UNDERFILING OF COVID-19 CLAIMS BY ESSENTIAL WORKERS AND THAT CALL FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION POLICY CHANGES.

On April 27, 2021, NYCOSH, NYSNA, many other labor unions and our managing partner, Robert Grey hosted a press conference reporting that an estimated 250,000 workers got COVID-19 on the job but only 21,000 applied for workers compensation benefits. The conference called for important workers’ compensation policy changes regarding COVID-19/

You can read the full article Here…https://www.nysna.org/press/2021/nycosh-new-report-estimates-250000-nys-workers-got-covid-19-job-only-21000-applied#.YJBpcqEpCbg

 

LESS THAN 1 OUT OF 10 ESSENTIAL WORKERS WHO GOT COVID-19 AT WORK HAVE FILED A COMPENSATION CLAIM

Essential workers were at higher risk to become infected with COVID-19. Many essential workers did in fact become infected at work. But a new NYCOSH report, authored by our managing partner, Robert Grey, estimates that fewer than only 1 out of 10 eligible workers have filed a claim and only 1 out of every 20 workers who have filed a claim have gotten a hearing.

You can read the full article Here…https://www.wnylabortoday.com/news/2021/04/29/new-york-state-labor-news/new-nycosh-report-estimates-250-000-new-york-state-workers-got-covid-19-on-the-job-only-21-000-applied-for-workers-compensation/

 

On June 2, 2020, partner Sanjai Doobay published an Op Ed in Newsday discussing what our state officials can do to help ensure that essential workers are not only applauded for what they do but that they are properly protected for doing so.

You can read the full article Here…https://www.newsday.com/opinion/coronavirus/workers-compensation-doobay-new-york-essential-workers-covid-19-coronavirus-1.45057687.

 

On May 14, 2020, the New York Law Journal published a Commentary by managing partner Robert Grey outlining how New York’s Workers’ Compensation Law could provide coverage for essential workers and others who developed COVID-19-related illness in the course of their work.

You can read commentary here:  NYLJ Outside Counsel

 

On April 17, 2020, managing partner Robert Grey published an Op Ed in the New York Daily News calling on New York State to immediately provide workers’ compensation coverage for healthcare workers and essential workers with COVID-19, instead of waiting for the potential creation of a federal fund.

You can read the article here: https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-coronavirus-victims-compensation-fund-20200417-aeg3qq6uozdvxccwarwruhjvr4-story.html

 

Our work on behalf of injured workers has often caught the attention of the media. Over the years, our attorneys have been interviewed on television, radio, and in many major newspapers. On this page you will find video of some of our television appearances and audio of some of our radio interviews, as well as links to many newspaper articles about our work or in which we were interviewed as experts in the field. You’ll also find videos of some of our appellate arguments as well as our testimony before the New York State Assembly Labor Committee.

 

 

 

 

Workers Comp Mission Abandoned – The Chief, Dec 2014

 

 

 

Workers Comp Fix May Have Unintended Consequences – The Chief June 2014

 

 

 

Workers Comp Guideline Change Hurts Injured – The Chief July 2012

 

 

DC37 Presses 9-11 Label for WC – The Chief April 2008

Heroes Gasping at 9-11 Asthma Rate – NY Post Aug 2007

Civilians a New Wrinkle in Ground Zero Claims – NY Post May 2007

 

9-11 Comp Champ – NY Post May 2006

 

No Fraud in Transit Worker Injury Case – The Chief Oct 2006

 

Workers Comp Point Overlooked – NY Law Journal March 2006

 

NYC Withdraws Appeal – Newsday May 2006

 

Rectifying Bureaucratic Injustice – Newsday May 2006

 

The Claim Game – New York Times

 

Ex-Giuliani Aides Critcize City – NY Times May 2006

 

Ground Zero Coverage for Volunteer Firefighters – Fire News Oct 2006

 

No Fraud in Transit Worker Injury Case – The Chief Oct 2006

A Quiet Man and his Wait for Justice – NY Times May 2006

 

Business Orgs Mount Campaign for WC Overhaul – NY Law Journal – March 2006

 

City Wrong to Stiff Sick 9-11 Big – NY Post May 2006

 

Law That Leaves Survivors of 9-11 Victims Competing is Challenged – NY Law Journal Oct 2004

 

 

 

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