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Essential Workers Continue to Struggle for Covid-Related Workers' Comp and Death Benefits

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.

Do you think you contracted COVID at work?

November 2, 2020

Do you think you contacted COVID at work. Here is the information you need to file a claim.

NY Workers' Compensation Board by The Numbers

October 28, 2020

NY Workers' Compensation Board by The Numbers. Where the money comes from and how it is spent by the board.

Covid-19 Workers’ Comp Claims Are Being Held Up or Denied

September 8, 2020

COVID-19 and New York State Workers' Compensation...a system built for workers' continues to disappoint them..."Employers and insurance companies are insisting employees, even those directly exposed to the virus, can’t prove they got sick at work."

Take Action - Send A Letter

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!

Take Action - Let Your Representatives Know

August 7, 2020

PLEASE CLICK THE LINK and the let the Governor and your State representatives know!

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