In order to be a member of the fund, independent livery bases must meet criteria set forth by the regulation. Workers' compensation benefits are paid for the death of an independent livery driver dispatched by an independent livery base arising out of and in the course of covered services, and for all injuries resulting from a crime against such livery driver as shown by a police report or for the following conditions: 1) the amputation or loss of an arm, leg, hand, foot, multiple fingers, index finger, multiple toes, ear, or nose; 2) paraplegia or quadriplegia; or 3) total and permanent blindness or deafness. Further, the board's chair is required to set by regulation the presumptive wage earned by an independent livery driver. For full text of the proposed rule, visit www.wcb.state.ny.us/content/main/wclaws/Proposed/Part309_text.jsp.
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January 3, 2011
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