senate Bill S4520

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the schedule of compensation in case of disability

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to labor
Feb 16, 2017 referred to labor

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S4520 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §15, Work Comp L

S4520 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the schedule of compensation in case of disability; provides that any difference in compensation rate paid during a period of temporary disability and the rate of payment after classification of permanent disability shall be paid by the employer or credited to the employer in weekly installments during the continuance of payments for such permanent partial disability.

S4520 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4520 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4520

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 16, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AKSHAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to the sched-
  ule of compensation in case of disability

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Paragraph w of subdivision 3 of section 15 of the workers'
compensation law, as amended by chapter  6  of  the  laws  of  2007,  is
amended to read as follows:
  w.  Other  cases.  In all other cases of permanent partial disability,
the compensation shall  be  sixty-six  and  two-thirds  percent  of  the
difference  between  the injured employee's average weekly wages and his
or her wage-earning capacity thereafter in the same employment or other-
wise.  Compensation under this paragraph shall  be  payable  during  the
continuance  of such permanent partial disability, but subject to recon-
sideration of the degree of such impairment by  the  board  on  its  own
motion or upon application of any party in interest however, all compen-
sation  payable  under  this paragraph shall not exceed (i) five hundred
twenty-five weeks, BEGINNING AT THE DATE OF INJURY, in  cases  in  which
the  loss  of wage-earning capacity is greater than ninety-five percent;
(ii) five hundred weeks, BEGINNING AT THE DATE OF INJURY,  in  cases  in
which  the  loss of wage-earning capacity is greater than ninety percent
but not more than ninety-five percent; (iii) four  hundred  seventy-five
weeks,  BEGINNING  AT  THE DATE OF INJURY, in cases in which the loss of
wage-earning capacity is greater than eighty-five percent but  not  more
than  ninety  percent;  (iv)  four hundred fifty weeks, BEGINNING AT THE
DATE OF INJURY, in cases in which the loss of wage-earning  capacity  is
greater  than  eighty percent but not more than eighty-five percent; (v)
four hundred twenty-five weeks, BEGINNING AT  THE  DATE  OF  INJURY,  in
cases  in which the loss of wage-earning capacity is greater than seven-
ty-five percent but not more than  eighty  percent;  (vi)  four  hundred

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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