Will My Compensation to Date be Deducted from a Permanency Award?
Workers Compensation - August 26, 2015
–Diane, Rochester, NY
You are from the great state of N.Y. The laws are fair. There are great Workers Compensation attorneys in N.Y. who will protect you. Yet, you apparently have decided to prosecute it yourself?
Is that smart? Are you looking out for your own interests?
If you have a lawyer, then he is in the best position to answer the question and I would defer to him. I am from IL, not N.Y.
In response to your question, if the commission awards you a certain number of weeks of pay as compensation for your disability, the arbitrator will likely give defendant a credit for weeks they have paid thus far. However, there are many variables here and an attorney must be consulted. Only a N.Y. attorney can advise you about N.Y. law. It would be improper and unethical for me to do so.