A YEAR LATER, FEW ESSENTIAL WORKERS HAVE RECEIVED RESTITUTION FOR GETTING COVID ON THE JOB.
FEWER THAN 10% OF ELIGIBLE WORKERS FILED FOR COVID-19 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS
In a recent report by our managing partner, Robert Grey and the New York Committee for Occupation Safety and Health (NYCOSH) estimates that nearly 250,000 essential workers in NY developed symptoms after being infected with COVID-19 at work in 2020 but that fewer than 10% of such workers have filed a claim for COVID-19.
NYSNA HIGHLIGHTS NEW NYCOSH REPORT THAT REVEALS THE MASSIVE UNDERFILING OF COVID-19 CLAIMS BY ESSENTIAL WORKERS AND THAT CALL FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION POLICY CHANGES.
On April 27, 2021, NYCOSH, NYSNA, many other labor unions and our managing partner, Robert Grey hosted a press conference reporting that an estimated 250,000 workers got COVID-19 on the job but only 21,000 applied for workers compensation benefits. The conference called for important workers’ compensation policy changes regarding COVID-19/
LESS THAN 1 OUT OF 10 ESSENTIAL WORKERS WHO GOT COVID-19 AT WORK HAVE FILED A COMPENSATION CLAIM
Essential workers were at higher risk to become infected with COVID-19. Many essential workers did in fact become infected at work. But a new NYCOSH report, authored by our managing partner, Robert Grey, estimates that fewer than only 1 out of 10 eligible workers have filed a claim and only 1 out of every 20 workers who have filed a claim have gotten a hearing.
On June 2, 2020, partner Sanjai Doobay published an Op Ed in Newsday discussing what our state officials can do to help ensure that essential workers are not only applauded for what they do but that they are properly protected for doing so.
On May 14, 2020, the New York Law Journal published a Commentary by managing partner Robert Grey outlining how New York’s Workers’ Compensation Law could provide coverage for essential workers and others who developed COVID-19-related illness in the course of their work.
On April 17, 2020, managing partner Robert Grey published an Op Ed in the New York Daily News calling on New York State to immediately provide workers’ compensation coverage for healthcare workers and essential workers with COVID-19, instead of waiting for the potential creation of a federal fund.
Our work on behalf of injured workers has often caught the attention of the media. Over the years, our attorneys have been interviewed on television, radio, and in many major newspapers. On this page you will find video of some of our television appearances and audio of some of our radio interviews, as well as links to many newspaper articles about our work or in which we were interviewed as experts in the field. You’ll also find videos of some of our appellate arguments as well as our testimony before the New York State Assembly Labor Committee.