According to recent study, the total number of disability and workers' compensation claims has not changed drastically, despite a weak economy - and costs associated with disability and workers' compensation claims has only risen slightly.
Labor leaders are concerned that treatment guidelines recently passed by New York's Workers' Compensation Board will put at risk the insurance of thousands of retirees and workers. Specifically, the new guidelines limit coverage to treatments that produce "functional improvement," which labor leaders argue will exclude those with long-term chronic pain conditions.
As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 quickly approaches, we are reminded of the heroes created in the dust and rubble of that day. Heroes - such as police officers, fireman and paramedics - who rushed to the scene with total disregard for their own safety, and only concerned about others.