The New York State Workers' Compensation Board will host a COVID-19 informational webinar on Wednesday, March 9, 12pm EST.
This webinar will provide information on workers' rights when it comes to filing a claim, and the cash and/or benefits they may be eligible to receive.
Those with a work-related injury or illness have two years from the date of becoming injured or ill to file a claim, so the deadline is approaching for workers who contracted COVID-19 due to their employment in the early days of the pandemic. Filing a claim is important because workers' compensation benefits in an established claim include lifetime medical care for the treatment of the work-related injury or illness.
Even workers who have had a good outcome after COVID-19 can file a claim to protect their future rights to these medical benefits, should they ever need them. Workers should know that while not all claims will be accepted, there is no risk or harm in filing a claim, even if it ends up getting denied.
This webinar is free and open to the public. Participants do not need to register in advance.
For more information visit the NYS Workers' Compensation Board website here.
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