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Aug 29, 2018

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.