If You Were Injured or Are Ill Due to An Event at Work, You May Have a Workers’ Compensation Case. (Workers’ Comp.)
What is Workers Comp?
- Workers' Compensation is insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers who are suffering from occupational illness or injuries. An occupational injury or illness is recognized as a worker’s ailment incurred on the job or because of their job.
Who is covered?
- Workers in all for-profit businesses.
- County and municipal employees.
- Public school aides.
- Employees of the state of New York, including some volunteer workers.
- Domestic workers employed 40 or more hours per week by the same employer. This includes full time sitters, companions, and live-in maids.
- Farm workers who have earned $1,200 in the fiscal year.
What causes an occupational injury or illness?
Workers’ Comp may be granted to those workers who have become injured over time due to environmental hazards or other factors that inflict strain while performing required tasks.
Workers’ Comp may be granted to those who have become injured suddenly, such as in an accident.
Workplace Accidents resulting in injury require an employee to seek medical treatment immediately.
Click here for a guide regarding steps to take in the event of a workplace accident!
COMMON TYPES OF OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE INCLUDE:
- Hearing Loss
- Lung Disease
- Carpal Tunnel
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Psychological Disorders
- Orthopedic Disorders
- Vision Impairments
- Latent Illnesses
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