New York Workers' Compensation is an intricate area of law that is often subject to a number of misconceptions. This site is intended to help readers seeking clarification on the topic of NY Workers' Comp. Whether you are an injured worker lost amidst the complexities of Workers' Comp, a doctor who is not sure how to properly handle a Workers' Comp patient's file, or simply a curious New Yorker who worries about what would happen if you were ever injured on the job, I hope that the content of this site will deliver the answers you seek, even to questions you didn't know to ask.

It is my pleasure to welcome you into the world of New York Workers' Compensation. I hope you enjoy your visit, spread the word, and come back soon.

Best regards,

Camila P. Medici, Esq.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

If I Get Injured At A Company Holiday Party, Will That Be Covered By Workers' Comp?

The main question to ask is: did your employer sponsor the event?  If the answer is yes, then most likely it will be covered by comp.  The only tricky part could be the element of intoxication, because most people drink at holiday parties, and intoxication means you most likely don't have a comp claim.  But if you were sober and the company sponsored the event and you were injured at the event then yes, you probably have a comp claim.  Just remember that you must go to the doctor and have medical evidence that this injury happened at a work event, you must notify your employer, and you must file a comp claim (by filling out and submitting a C-3 form) with the workers' compensation board in order to start the process. 

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