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Workers' Compensation
(On-the-Job Injury or Illness)


What is the Advocate for Injured Workers?

The Advocate for Injured Workers accepts 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

328 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305-2318
By e-mail to: advinjwkr@wcb.ny.gov