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, a 19-attorney law firm dedicated 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 Lexis-Nexis New Jersey Workers' Compensation Practice Guide. Greg can be reached at 201-880-7213 or glois@lois-llc.com