Who Is Covered By The Workers' Compensation Law?

Virtually all employers in New York State must provide workers' compensation coverage for their employees (WCL §2 and 3). Employers must post notice of coverage in their place(s) of business (WCL §51). 

Who Is Not Covered By The Workers' Compensation Law?

Whenever an accident occurs on your property or involves your parish, school, or organization, the following steps should be taken immediately:

Reasons to report accidents immediately

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Law states that accidents must be reported to the WCB within 10 days of the date of the first notice.  Any employer who fails to file a report within 10 days maybe found guilty of a misdemeanor under Section 110 of the Workers’ Compensation Law, punishable by fine of not more than $2500.

Failure to report an accident on a timely basis causes delays in the investigation process.  The best time to obtain the basic facts is immediately after the accident.

Prompt reporting and investigations are necessary in order to formulate a defense against fraud and unfounded claims.

Failure to report on the job injuries promptly can cause delays in authorizing medical treatment and/or disability benefits.

Early intervention of medical treatment is important to the injured person as well as to the employer getting the employee back to work as soon as possible.

 WORKER COMPENSATION CLAIM  Click on the titles below to get to the forms.

Triad Group Billing information sheet for injured Employees - Please print this sheet for your doctor's billing office.