Monday, January 4, 2010

World Trade Center Cases in the New York Workers' Compensation System

The New York State Workers' Compensation Board released a report entitled, "World Trade Center Cases in the New York Workers' Compensation System" in September 2009.

The report points out that, so far, "As a result of the World Trade Center disaster, 11,627 workers' compensation claims were filed with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board."

Nearly half of claims were from rescue, recovery, and clean-up workers while over half of claims were for respiratory related issues. Twenty-six tables compare data on a variety of details including the nature of injuries, demographics, and attorney fees by claim type.

This analysis is available from the Worker's Compensation Board web site.

The deadline to register World Trade Center rescue, recovery and/or clean-up service in order for the extended claim filing period to apply is September 11, 2010. A registration form can also be found at the WCB web site.

This notice is one in a series of regular announcements that the New York State Library is posting to NYLINE to improve access to New York State government information. These messages contain a brief description of a New York State document of interest and links to related online information.

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