March 2017

One of the primary agenda items for New York’s business and insurance lobby in 2017 is the reduction and/or elimination of so-called schedule loss of use awards in workers’ compensation.  Various reasons have been advanced as to why this goal is purportedly laudable. Please see the attached memorandum that corrects several common misconceptions regarding schedule loss of use awards, associated costs, and the compensation process itself, that have been perpetuated by interest groups adverse to the rights of New York’s permanently disabled workers.

Click Here for MYTHS - Schedule Loss of Use Reform Efforts

Click Here for IWBA Opposition Memorandum in support of the Legislature’s rejection of proposals to amend the Workers’ Compensation Law



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Throughout 2017
Recognizing IWBA's
20th Year Representing
New York State's Injured Workers


2017 Spring CLE

April 21-22, 2017
The Westin Buffalo
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Buffalo, NY 14202

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The Injured Workers' Bar Association, established January 7, 1997, is comprised of attorneys from throughout New York State who concentrate their practice in representation of injured workers. Many of our members practice exclusively in the area of Workers' Compensation Law.

Our members provide legal representation for tens of thousands of injured workers every year. To become a member of the IWBA, an attorney must show that 80% or more of their Workers' Compensation practice consists of representing injured workers and not insurance carriers or employers. 


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