Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation laws are enacted to protect employees against loss of earning power through injury sustained in their employment. Workers' compensation is insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care to workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job. Non-pedagogical employees working at schools, as well as those working in administrative positions are entitled to workers' compensation; licensed pedagogues, conversely, are entitled to line of duty injury (LODI) benefits (not workers’ compensation benefits). If you are not sure if a title is covered by workers’ compensation, please call our office: (718) 935-2213.

The New York City Department of Education Workers' Compensation Unit serves as the liaison between the DOE, as an employer, and its employees. The unit ensures that the employer files workers’ compensation claims as required and that employees receive the benefits they are entitled to.

The New York City Law Department Workers' Compensation Division determines the validity of claims based on documentation submitted by the DOE. Therefore, it is essential that the following procedures are followed: