Workers’ Compensation is intended to protect employees against loss of income or losses of employment when they are necessarily absent from work because of an on-the-job injury or illness.
It is essential that you report any job-related accident immediately to your supervisor. Failure to do so could mean loss of benefits. An accident reporting form should be completed immediately after any occupational accident or illness.
Employees who incur an occupational injury or illness may be eligible for benefits provided in accordance with the NYS Workers’ Compensation Law. Benefits may include compensation for medical care, disability or death from injury arising out of and in the course of the performance of an employee’s duties.
Further information is available from the Human Resources Office or from the Workers’ Compensation Board - http://www.wcb.ny.gov
If you have any questions regarding Workers’ Compensation, please contact the HR Department (Deborah Bradshaw) at 914-251-6090.