Who is and is not covered by New York State workers’ compensation?
The following workers are covered by New York State workers’ compensation law:
-Workers in for-profit businesses
-State, county and municipal employees
-Some employees of non-profit businesses
-Domestic workers employed 40 or more hours per week by a single employer
-Anyone voluntarily covered by his or her employer
The following workers are not necessarily covered by New York State workers’ compensation law:
-Federal employees, who are covered by federal workers’ compensation law
-New York City public employees (e.g. uniformed police officers, uniformed sanitation workers, teachers), who are covered by a separate system
-Volunteers at non-profit organizations
-Clergy and other religious workers not voluntarily covered by their employers
-Sole proprietors of businesses without employees (if they have opted not to cover themselves)
-Certain private contractors
-Certain foreign government employees
If you have any questions on whether or not you are covered by New York State workers’ compensation law, you may contact our offices for a free consultation.
Feel free to contact the law offices of Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn for a free consultation on your possible claim.