What is Workers' Compensation?
Workers' compensation is insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job. In a workers' compensation case, no one party is determined to be at fault. The amount that a claimant receives is not decreased by his/her carelessness, nor increased by an employer's fault. However, a worker loses his/her right to workers' compensation if the injury results solely from his or her intoxication from drugs or alcohol, or from the intent to injure him/herself or someone else.
If you can return to work but your injury prevents you from earning the same wages you once did, you may be entitled to a benefit that will make up two-thirds of the difference. You may also return to work in light or alternate duty before you are fully healed.
Our Workers’ Compensation Coverage is provided by The State Insurance Fund. The diocese, its parishes, institutions and agencies are provided with Workers’ Compensation Coverage as required by the State of New York. This coverage provides indemnification for these claims, as well as support and legal representation for the parish, institution or agency in any and all legal proceedings and Department of Industrial Accident hearings.
Reporting a Claim
In the event of an injury, whether the employee will lose time from work or not, it is imperative that the incident be reported as soon as possible. The law mandates deadlines in which to deny or accept claims. Claims which are reported late may result in fines from the Department of Insurance which would be levied against the insured.
If an employee is injured, take the following steps:
- See that medical assistance is provided immediately.
- Obtain details of the accident.
- Identify any witnesses.
- Obtain photographs of the accident site, if possible.
- Identify any third-party involvement, i.e., equipment malfunction or damages caused by an outside entity.
Report the claim IMMEDIATELY, at least within 24 hours
Please download, complete and send the within 24 hours of the incident. The State Insurance Fund is our claims administrator. Immediate notification of claims will help us determine the merits of the claim, deliver timely claim benefits, and reduce claim costs.
You may report a claim 24 hours a day/every day of the week including Sundays and holidays:
Any procedural questions should be directed to the Parish Service Corporation at 718-965-7300, extension 1353. We will be glad to assist you with any and all questions.