New York, NY – This past spring, NYCOSH and Grey & Grey, LLP issued a report calling on “the Workers’ Compensation Board and other state agencies [to] invest resources in a campaign to inform the public … that COVID-19 may be covered by the Workers’ Compensation Law and the steps needed to file a claim.”

Labor attorney Robert Grey.

Earlier this month, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York State will offer new, online educational opportunities to help workers who believe they contracted COVID-19 due to an exposure at work, especially those suffering from ongoing long-haul symptoms. A new series of webinars – offered through the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board – will provide information on workers’ rights when it comes to filing a workers’ compensation claim and the cash and/or medical benefits they may be eligible to receive.  The webinars, which are free and open to the public, will be held on February 23, 2022, March 9, 2022 and April 13, 2022 at noon on each day.  Participants do not need to register in advance, and can join the sessions via the links above, which will also be accessible through the Board’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. 

In response to the governor’s announcement, New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento said, “Working New Yorkers have put themselves at risk throughout this entire pandemic. It is critical that workers exposed to COVID-19 at work receive the benefits and care that they need, deserve, and are guaranteed by law. We encourage every worker who believes they were exposed to COVID-19 at work to file a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Board. We thank Governor Hochul and the Board for their work on this important issue.”

For more information about workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability or personal injury, visit, email, or call any of the Grey&Gray offices.


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