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Workers' Compensation

Return to Work

View resources for workers, employers and insurers related to helping injured workers return to work following a workplace injury or illness.

No one wants a work-related injury or illness to keep an employee out of the workforce forever. While treating the injury or illness is the top priority, focusing on an employee’s return to work is also important. And the sooner, the better – research shows the longer employees are out, the less likely they are to come back to work. In fact, just 50% of injured employees will return to work after a six-month absence, and only 1% after a two-year absence.

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Returning to Work & COVID-19

View return-to-work information related to COVID-19 and the current disaster emergency declared by Governor Cuomo.