Covid 19 and Workers Compensation FAQs

Jul 5, 2020

Can I receive workers’ compensation benefits if I get COVID-19 while working?

ANSWER:

Yes. Depending on the facts, you may receive workers’ compensation benefits in New York State due to COVID-19 exposure. Employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance to pay benefits to workers who are made ill or injured due to their employment. This is known as awork-related illness or injury. Immigration status is not a factor.

For over a century, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (Board) has responded to outbreaks and chronic injuries by ensuring that claims are handled quickly and benefits are paid promptly. From diseases like tuberculosis and asbestosis, to the tragedy of 9/11, and to the opioid crisis, the Board has always risen to meet the needs of injured workers across the state. COVID-19 is no exception.

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