Lump Sum is Back in New York

Until September, injured workers in New York State collected incremental payments for “loss-of-use” injuries (permanent partial disabilities). This practice followed a 2007 appeals court decision finding that a ‘periodic system of payments’ could not be paid as a lump-sum without a change to the law. Governor Paterson just signed legislation allowing loss-of-use injuries to be paid in one lump sum.

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