New York Workers' Compensation is an intricate area of law that is often subject to a number of misconceptions. This site is intended to help readers seeking clarification on the topic of NY Workers' Comp. Whether you are an injured worker lost amidst the complexities of Workers' Comp, a doctor who is not sure how to properly handle a Workers' Comp patient's file, or simply a curious New Yorker who worries about what would happen if you were ever injured on the job, I hope that the content of this site will deliver the answers you seek, even to questions you didn't know to ask.

It is my pleasure to welcome you into the world of New York Workers' Compensation. I hope you enjoy your visit, spread the word, and come back soon.

Best regards,

Camila P. Medici, Esq.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Do NY Workers' Compensation Wage Loss Benefits Ever Get Adjusted For Inflation or Cost of Living As Time Passes?

NO!!!!  They do not.  In NY weekly wage loss benefits are based on your average weekly wage at the time of your accident, and the rate of benefits is also fixed by the cap amount correspondent to your date of injury.  So even though the cap increases every July, you do not get an increase unless you have a new accident and therefore a new date corresponding to a new cap.  There is nothing your attorney or the Judge can do to change that fact.  The only way to change the law is through the legislature passing new reform. 

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