New York Attorneys Help Clients Understand Regulations Capping Benefits

We keep up to date with complex, evolving workers' compensation laws

Throughout the United States work comp laws continue to change from time to time as legislators see fit. These changes can have drastic, immediate effects on disability and on-the-job injury benefits you are currently receiving or may need in the future. Many of these changes came with the New York State Workers' Compensation Reform Bill of 2007, which put caps on the length of time and amount of workers' compensation and Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits a person can receive. Prior to 2007, workers with a PPD were entitled to receive benefits for life. Now accidents that occur after enactment of the reform bill have a cap on the number of weeks to receive benefits.

Our firm is dedicated to helping working class citizens obtain full benefits

In 2007 New York became a "capped state" by placing caps on the amount of time an injured worker can receive disability benefits. The maximum number of weeks the injured worker may recover is determined by computing their percentage loss of wage-earning capacity. Your loss of wage-earning capacity determination is based on what type of work you are potentially capable of performing, taking these other factors into consideration:


  • Medical conditions
  • Age
  • Education
  • Prior work history
  • Other pertinent information regarding your ability to work


Our workers' compensation lawyers can help you seek medical assistance and gather pertinent records to assist us with building your case.

We have decades of experience with NY workman's compensation regulations

At Severance, Burko, Spalter & Masone, PC we pride ourselves on seeing claims through from the initial claims filing to settlement, judgment and appeals when necessary. We offer comprehensive workers' compensation and disability legal services to citizens throughout Kings and Richmond counties, providing aggressive, strategic representation. We will evaluate your case to determine the extent of your injuries and file a claim accordingly. If you run out of benefits we can help you prepare and submit an application with the Social Security Administration for disability benefits after 1 year of being out of work.

Contact us and get an attorney who knows benefit regulations at your side today

Like many areas of law, the regulations governing benefits change from time to time. With over 35 years of experience dealing with benefit laws, our law firm is prepared to help you obtain all possible benefits available to you. With two convenient office locations in Brooklyn and Staten Island, we assist working class and disabled persons on a contingency fee basis. Call us today at (718) 625-2300 to set up an appointment for a free initial consultation.