December 1, 2020
Eight months into the coronavirus outbreak in New York, frontline workers and their families continue to struggle to receive workers' compensation and death benefits for covid-related injuries incurred on the job. A Gotham Gazette analysis of claim data from the Workers' Compensation Board reveals that fewer than 2% of workplace injury claims associated with the virus have had lost wages awarded through the Board, while thousands remain in limbo.
November 2, 2020
Do you think you contacted COVID at work. Here is the information you need to file a claim.
October 28, 2020
NY Workers' Compensation Board by The Numbers. Where the money comes from and how it is spent by the board.
September 4, 2020
The Workers' Compensation Board, created to ensure that injured workers' obtain the benefits they are entitled to, is not only filing an appeal of an award to the injured worker's family, but is also permitting the carrier to withhold benefits pending the Court of Appeals decision. Please go to the landing page at the top of this page, click the link and SEND A LETTER TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVES. It takes only a minute and is super easy!
August 7, 2020
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK and the let the Governor and your State representatives know!
May 5, 2020
Frontline workers in NYC face uphill battle for workers comp after contracting COVID-19: Like her late colleague, paramedic Paul Cary, Julie has transported numerous coronavirus patients for the private Ambulance company to Jamaica Hospital throughout the pandemic. Cary died of the illness, and Julie wound up contracting COVID-19 as well; fortunately, she survived a two-week ordeal. But her employer said that she didn’t qualify for workers compensation, even though she was repeatedly exposed…