An Overview on Workers’ Compensation Queens, NY
In Part One, we talked about the origins of the workers’ compensation laws, as well as the basic framework–workers’ compensation essentially works as insurance that provides medical, wage and potential cash benefits to injured workers. In this blog, we’ll talk about fault and what you should do immediately following a workplace injury.
The New York Workers’ Compensation System is a No-Fault Law
Under the New York workers’ compensation program, it doesn’t matter who caused the accident—all that is required is that you were injured while working. Accordingly, even if it was your negligence or carelessness that caused the accident, you are still entitled to compensation. If your injuries are intentionally self-inflicted, you were intoxicated at the time the injury or you were performing tasks unrelated to your job at the time of the injury, you may not be eligible for benefits.