"No worker should be left destitute because of a workplace injury and, as the rising cost of living squeezes the budgets of New York's families, it is essential to raise the minimum benefit injured workers receive while they are disabled," Assemblymember Latoya Joyner, chair of the Assembly Labor Committee, said in a release. Credit: bnenin/Adobe Stock

New York's workers' comp laws were updated to increase the minimum benefits for permanent or temporary partial disability to $275 in 2024, $325 in 2025 and a 2026 increase that will be equal to one-fifth of the state average weekly wage.

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