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Impact of Changing Definition of Temporary Total Disability on Claims (New York)

Executive Summary of S768’s Impact on New York Workers’ Compensation Claims

Why It’s Important:

Passed by the New York Legislature in June, this law defines temporary disability as inability to perform pre-injury duties or light duty at the same job – versus ability to do any light duty work. This is bad for employers and carriers if this is signed by Governor Hochul and could have a far-reaching impact on matters which have already been reduced to an award for permanent disability.

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