New York Workers' Compensation Alliance

The New York Workers Compensation Alliance is a statewide coalition of injured workers and other stakeholders committed to protecting the rights of injured workers under the New York State Workers’ Compensation laws-- this website is a resource for these parties and the general public.  The NYWCA is fully funded by contributions and donations by those who are dedicated to improving New York State's workers' compensation system.

Working New Yorkers are the backbone of New York's economy.  

New York was the first state to adopt workers’ compensation and was once a national leader in protecting the rights and interests of workers injured on the job. 

Today the New York workers’ compensation system is broken.

 

 2022 Legislative Priorities

In 2021, we helped bills A1034/S946B and S1022A/A6466 across the finish line and signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul ! We look forward to continuing our work supporting injured workers in 2022.

The New York State Legislature must adopt legislation that protects the rights and interests of workers injured on the job. That’s why we’re urging our elected officials to pass A1220-A/S1024, which would ensure workers get disability benefits after being injured, and A1098/S1023, which would allow certain claimants to be reclassified as permanent total disability or total industrial disability due to extreme hardship. This legislation is another step we can take to fix New York’s broken workers’ compensation system.

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Time for a New Look
The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School released a report in 2020 outlining the shocking inadequacy of benefits for New York workers who are injured or killed on the job, even as insurance company profits have soared to more than $1 billion each year.  Many of the issues in the report are still true today. Learn more... 

Legislative Update


2022 Legislative Priorities 

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