An important part of New York workers compensation benefits is to understand what specifically is considered to be a work-related injury. This seems like a straightforward, simple answer–a work-related injury occurs when you are working on the job, but there are some other factors and exceptions to consider.
Most work-related injuries are ones that cause immediate harm to the worker such as cuts, burns, broken bones, sprains, strains and concussions just to name a few, but there are some less apparent work-related injuries that are eligible for workers compensation coverage.
People with Occupational Diseases are Also Eligible for Workers Comp
New York workers’ compensation law also covers conditions known as occupational diseases. These are illnesses or diseases that occur as a direct result of being on the job. Some examples of this includes illnesses...