Workers’ Compensation is a “no fault” benefit. This means that what a person receives is not affected by carelessness or fault, whether that of the employee or the employer. Filing for Workers’ Compensation is not the same as suing your employer (which is not generally a legal option in New York).
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board is the state agency that administers all claims for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Benefits under the system may include financial payments and medical care, which are usually provided by your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier. Injuries sustained as a result of an accident, as well as conditions that develop over time because of your work duties, may be compensable.