Workers’ compensation provides benefits to workers who are injured on the job or have a work-related illness, including:
- Payment for medical treatment for a work-related injury or illness.
- Cash payments that partially replace lost wages on a temporary or permanent basis.
With the exception of certain industries, workers’ compensation programs are designed and administered by state governments. In general, state laws require employers to purchase insurance from an authorized carrier or to self-insure. Programs vary by state in terms of benefit levels, duration, and types of compensable injuries.
Click here to view relevant workers’ compensation forms for employers from the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. Additional resources regarding workers’ compensation in New York can be found here.
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