New York State Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Fine, Olin & Anderman is the only statewide law firm in New York representing injured workers for Workers’ Compensation claims. New York State Workers’ Compensation is a statutory benefit, paid for by your employer, either through an insurance carrier contracted by your employer or their own self-insurance. The Workers’ Compensation Law is administered by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), a New York State agency.
New York State Workers’ Compensation benefits entitle injured workers to:
- full coverage of related medical care and hospital treatment for work-related injuries and illnessess for a minimum of 18 years;
- partial wage replacement for temporary or permanent loss of earnings;
- special compensation for loss or partial loss of the use of a limb in a work-related accident;
- rehabilitation services;
- a variety of death and survivor benefits.
- all New York Workers’ Compensation benefits are tax free.
Employers in New York are required to provide workers’ compensation coverage for workers in the event of an occupational injury or illness, and CANNOT require employees to contribute to the cost of this benefit. In a New York Workers’ Compensation claim, fault is not an issue. The amount that a claimant receives is not decreased by his/her carelessness, nor increased by an employer’s fault. However, a worker loses his/her right to New York Workers’ Compensation if the injury resulted solely from his/her intoxication from drugs or alcohol, or from intentional injury to him/herself.
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