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Friday F.A.Q. “What does the ‘Extreme Hardship Redetermination’ of an LWEC classification mean for an employer’s exposure?”

Tashia Rasul, Esq.
Tashia Rasul, Esq.

The 2007 New York Workers’ Compensation Law reforms capped the number of weeks of compensation a claimant can receive for a permanent partial disability (PPD). However, the 2017 reforms now allows claimants who are classified with higher than a 75% LWEC the opportunity to seek redetermination due to “extreme hardship”. This means that a claimant with a 76% or higher LWEC can request that the Board reclassify him and allow more benefits – potentially benefits for life – thereby creating more exposure for the employer. What qualifies as an “extreme hardship”? Continue reading Friday F.A.Q. “What does the ‘Extreme Hardship Redetermination’ of an LWEC classification mean for an employer’s exposure?”