Section 14(5) of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law offers special protection to injured workers under the age of 25. The special protection allows the workers’ actual earnings to be increased due to the potential that the worker would have had increased future earnings. In theory, someone under the age of 25 has likely not maximized their earning potential and this section of the law serves to protect the young worker.
Before minor’s wage expectancy will apply a finding of permanency must be made.
If you are 25 years old or younger and have been injured at work do not assume that you will receive a fair resolution of your claim. Learn and protect your rights.