Buffalo Worker's Comp Attorney:

Kate's Blog and News:


NYS Assembly Dems oppose proposed state workers' comp changes

Nov 3, 2017, 9:56 AM

“During the recent budget negotiations to create savings in the New York State Workers’ Compensation system, the Assembly majority emphasized that any savings to the system would only be acceptable as long as injured workers were not negatively impacted. We are disappointed to see that the proposed…

Proposed workers’ comp changes would hurt workers

Oct 20, 2017, 9:42 AM

For more than 100 years, our workers’ compensation system has protected workers injured on the job by providing immediate wage replacement and medical benefits without the need for a costly lawsuit. Now the obscure state agency that runs the workers’ compensation system in New York is proposing to…

Groups push back against Workers' Compensation changes

Oct 19, 2017, 9:48 AM

Union-backed groups want board to revisit proposed new rules

Senate Dems Raise Concerns With Workers Comp Guidelines

Oct 17, 2017, 9:34 AM

The 21 members of the mainline Democratic conference in the Senate have signed onto a letter raising concerns with the effort to reform the state’s workers compensation regulations. The changes, passed in the budget this April, were sought by the business community and are designed to save money…

Major revamp of workers comp gets pushback from labor, doctors

Sep 29, 2017, 9:27 AM

CRITICS: Worry proposal favors businesses over employees An overhaul of the workers' compensation system is sparking criticism from labor advocates, who argue bureaucrats are trying to slash costs for businesses at the expense of people who were hurt on the job. A set of proposed regulations…

New York unions fight proposed workers compensation rules that reduce payments for injured employees

Sep 11, 2017, 9:19 AM

State labor leaders are pushing back against a set of proposed Workers Compensation regulations they claim will slash benefits to injured workers. The proposed regulations, which were unveiled by the Workers Compensation Board earlier this month, would drastically reduce payments to workers…

WCA Comments On Proposed Loss Guidelines

Sep 7, 2017, 9:08 AM

On Labor Day - of all days - the New York State Workers' Compensation Board issued their proposed Schedule Loss of Use Guidelines which essentially reduces dramatically or eliminates entirely all permanent injury payments for injuries to extremities. Read the blog below and make sure to click…

Social Security Offsets in the Proposed U.S. Budget

Sep 2, 2017, 9:04 AM

One item in President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget could have a major impact for workers' comp payers: the elimination of the reverse offset in benefits for those who receive both workers' compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

WCA Releases Results of Injured Worker Survey on Schedule Loss Of Use

Aug 14, 2017, 9:00 AM

As the Workers’ Compensation Board prepares to release a proposal that is expected to revise its impairment guidelines to slash compensation for permanent injuries to limbs, it is crucial that it hear the voices of injured workers. Between May 16, 2017 and August 3, 2017, the WCA conducted a survey…

Common misconceptions regarding schedule loss of use awards - Injured Workers' Bar Association

Aug 12, 2017, 8:47 AM

As the NYSWCB works on changing the way Schedule Loss of Use awards are calculated (with an eye on substantial reductions in benefits paid to injured workers), we address the Myths surrounding this type of award.

Mailing Address:

Law Office of Kathryn M Kirsch
P. O. Box 745
Clarence, NY 14031

Please send any mail to our mailing address above.

Office Location:

Law Office of Kathryn M Kirsch
295 Main Street
Suite 1094
Buffalo, NY 14203


716-861-2300 (p)
716-200-1707 (f)

© 2016 -2017: Kathryn Kirsch, Esq.

Powered By: Connare Tech, Inc.