9/11 Claims Data Released

In September the New York WCB released data on the 45,000 workers who filed 9/11-related claims and special affidavits. The ‘special affidavits’ are not claims but rather “placeholders” for future claims, allowing the affiants to bring workers’ comp cases at a later date, preserving their rights to benefits.
Nearly 14,000 claims are currently pending before the Board. Of these active claims, about 50% are for victims of the attacks and about 40% are rescue and clean-up workers.
Carriers have challenged about 40% of the WTC cases, which is approximately double the rate of other claims. 90% of the claims for rescue and clean-up workers are for respiratory-related conditions.

Greg Lois is the managing partner of LOIS LLC and dedicates his practice to defending employers and carriers in New York and New Jersey workers' compensation claims. Greg is the author of a popular series of "Handbooks" on workers' compensation, and is the co-author of the 2016 & 2017 Lexis-Nexis New Jersey Workers' Compensation Practice Guide. Greg can be reached at 201-880-7213 or glois@loisllc.com