NYS Licensed Workers' Compensation Representative

        Allan Reich         Toll Free (877) 922-HURT (4878)       www.WorkersCompRep.com

Who is Covered for New York State Workers' Compensation Benefits?

  •  Workers in all for-profit businesses
  • .County and municipal employees.
  • Public school aides, including New York City aids. New York City shop teachers are covered; other
  • New York City teachers are covered in another system.
  • Employees of the state of New York, including some volunteer workers.
  • Domestic workers employed 40 or more hours per week by the same employer. This includes full-time sitters, companions, and live-in maids.
  • Farm workers whose employer paid $1200 or more for farm labor the previous calendar year.
  • Anyone else the Workers’ Compensation Board determines is an employee.

Religious, educational or charitable nonprofits may voluntarily cover their clergy and teachers. Coverage is not mandatory for domestic workers employed fewer than 40 hours a week who don’t live in the employers’ residence.

Who Isn't Covered?

  • People working at educational, religious or charitable institutions that don’t teach or do manual labor.
  • People covered by federal Workers’ Compensation laws. This includes postal workers, certain maritime trades, interstate railroad, and federal employees.
  • Anyone doing yard work or casual chores at a one-family, owner-occupied home. (A minor handling power-driven machinery, including a power lawn mower, is covered.) There may be coverage under a homeowner’s policy.
  • Certain foreign government employees.
  • New York City police officers, firefighters, teachers, and sanitation workers are covered by another system. Other uniformed police and firefighters may also be excluded.
  • Real estate sales people and media sales representatives who sign contracts stating that they are independent contractors.
  • Sole proprietors, partners, and one/two person corporations with no employees may be covered but do not need it under the law.

 

Did You Know?

Religious, educational or charitable nonprofits may voluntarily cover their clergy and teachers. Coverage is not mandatory for domestic workers employed fewer than 40 hours a week who don’t live in the employers’ residence.

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We frequently represent Workers' Compensation cases in Long Island New York (NY) including, Albertson, Bethpage, Dix Hills, Elmwood,Huntington, Huntington Station, Levittown, Westbury, South Huntington, Hicksville, Bayville, Glenncove, Merrick, Bellmore, Syossett, Jericho, Plainview, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, Deer Park, Glenn Head, New Hyde Park, Manhasset, Farmingdale, Hauppague, Patchague, Deer Park, east Meadow, Mellville.

 

In Queens we often help people in Flushing, Jamaica, Douglaston,  Long Island City