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Because Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP (FOA) is committed to working with union members, everything we do is to benefit the worker. Whether you come to FOA because you have been injured on the job and are eligible for Workers’ Compensation, or can no longer work and need Social Security Disability Benefits, have a Personal Injury, or need an attorney for General Legal Services or Veterans Disability Benefits, we will be right there with you every step of the way, no matter how long it takes.  
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Who Is Covered by New York State Workers’ Compensation?

Most full-time and part-time workers in New York State are covered by New York State Workers’ Compensation insurance. New York State law requires this coverage. This includes:

  • Workers in all employments conducted for profit.
  • Employees of counties and municipalities.
  • Public school teachers, excluding those employed by the New York City Board of Education.
  • Public school aides throughout New York State ARE covered.
  • Employees of the State of New York.
  • Nearly all organized volunteers, such as members of fire and ambulance corps.
  • Certain domestic workers, such as full-time sitters or companions, and live-in maids, employed 40 or more hours per week by a single employer.
  • Farm workers paid more than $1200 for farm labor in the preceding year.
  • Any other worker determined by the Workers’ Compensation Board to be an employee.
  • Temporary workers are covered, and even some people who have been told they are independent contractors may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Consult with an FOA attorney.

Special Notes:

  • U.S. citizenship is not required to be eligible for New York Workers’ Compensation benefits.
  • Benefits can often be available even if the employer had no insurance, went out of business, or tells workers they are not eligible. If you suffer from a work-related injury, consult with an FOA attorney. Submit your free “Do I Have a Case?” evaluation today.

    Who Is Not Covered by New York Workers’ Compensation?

    • New York City police, firefighters, uniformed sanitation workers and public school teachers who are covered by other compensation systems.
    • Seafarers, dock workers, interstate railway workers and federal workers, who are covered under the Federal Workers’ Compensation Law.
    • Clergy and members of religious orders.
    • Persons engaged in a teaching or non-manual training capacity in or for a religious, charitable or educational institution.
    • Persons, including minors, doing yard work or chores at a one-family owner-occupied residence.
    • Sole proprietors, partners and one/two person corporate officers with no employees are not covered, although coverage may be obtained voluntarily by purchasing the necessary insurance coverage.