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Workers' Compensation

Workers' compensation is a government-mandated insurance program designed to provide coverage for injuries or illnesses that occur as a direct result of your employment. Your employer pays insurance premiums for your workers' compensation coverage. The New York Workers' Compensation Board administers the program and processes claims.

If I am injured at work, can I recover from my employer?

What damages can I recover from Workers' Compensation?

What if I was partly responsible for my workplace injury?

What if my work-related injury was caused by someone other than my employer?

Can I recover from both workers' compensation and the third party?

I am a construction worker who was injured at a work site. Can I recover for my injuries from third-party contractors, or do I have to use workers' compensation?

I was injured at work; what should I do?

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