Who is eligible for Workers’ Compensation payments?

Any worker in the State of New York if injured on the job, where such injury arose out of and in the course of employment, is entitled to claim payment of medical bills and cash payments, based upon the resulting disability. Occupational claims, such as repetitive stress injuries, cardiac claims, dust disease claims, and virtually every condition that can be caused by an on-the-job injury or exposure, would be potentially viable under the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law. The State Law covers every worker in the state except the Uniform Services of the City of New York, specifically Police, Firefighters, and Sanitation Workers. Civilian employees of the Police Department, Fire Department or Sanitation Department are covered under the New York State version of the law. New York City has its own separate version.