Workers' Compensation (On-the-Job Injury or Illness)
Advocate for Injured Workers
Contact – Ed Ruff
The Advocate for Injured Workersaccepts complaints concerning matters related to workers' compensation, investigates and attempts to resolve them. In addition, the Advocate provides information to injured workers to enable them to protect their rights in the workers' compensation system.
When calling the Advocate for Injured Workers, please have the following information available:
CLAIMANT'S NAME; CLAIMANT'S WCB NUMBER; TELEPHONE NUMBER, WITH AREA CODE; BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM AND ANY CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED
For more information about your workers' compensation claim, please contact the:
Advocate for Injured Workers 1-800-580-6665 20 Park Street, Albany, NY 12207
MORE CONCERNS ON WORKERS COMP: PLEASE ASK ALL MEMBERS THAT HAVE BEEN INJURED AT WORK TO VERIFY THEY HAVE A REAL WORKERS COMPENSATION CASE NUMBER--THAT IS VALID VIA NYS WORKERS COMPENSATION BOARD. YOU CAN GO ON LINE TO NYS WORKERS COMP. AND VERIFY CLAIM NUMBER OR CALL PHONE NUMBERS ABOVE.