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WHAT IS WORKERS' COMPENSATION? IS IT A LAWSUIT?

What is Workers' Compensation? Workers' Compensation is a form of no-fault insurance.  Before New York adopted Workers' Compensation laws, the injured workers' only remedy was to sue his/her employer in the courts, like in personal injury suits.  It could be years before the employee would see an outcome, and a totally disabled worker would often be left with no income in the meantime.  The employer, who evidently could afford the better lawyers, had the upper hand duri

HOW TO FILE A WORKERS' COMP CLAIM

Whether or not you have lost any time from work as a result of your work accident, you should file a workers’ compensation claim with the New York Workers’ Compensation Board. Although the law allows you to initiate a work-related claim up to 2 years after the date of the work accident (or in case of an occupational disease, 2 years after the date you knew or should have known that you had a work-related disease or illness), you should file your claim as soon as possi