§ 9 Definitions
§ 10 Liability for Compensation
§ 11 Alternative Remedy
§ 12 Compensation Not Allowed for First Seven Days
§ 13 Treatment and Care of Injured Employees
§ 13-A Selection of Authorized Physician by Employee
§ 13-AA Medical Appeals Unit
§ 13-B Authorization of Providers, Medical Bureaus and Laboratories by the Chair
§ 13-C Licensing of Compensation Medical Bureaus and Laboratories
§ 13-D Removal of Providers From Lists of Those Authorized to Render Medical Care or to Conduct Independent Medical Examinations
§ 13-E Revocation of Licenses of Compensation Medical Bureaus and Laboratories
§ 13-F Payment of Medical Fees
§ 13-G Payment of Bills for Medical Care
§ 13-H Ombudsman for Injured Workers
§ 13-I Solicitation Prohibited
§ 13-J Medical or Surgical Treatment by Insurance Carriers and Employers
§ 13-K Care and Treatment of Injured Employees by Duly Licensed Podiatrists
§ 13-L Care and Treatment of Injured Employees by Duly Licensed Chiropractors
§ 13-M Care and Treatment of Injured Employees by Duly Licensed Psychologists
§ 13-N Mandatory Registration of Entities Which Derive Income From Independent Medical Examinations
§ 13-O Pharmaceutical Fee Schedule
§ 13-P Comprehensive Prescription Drug Formulary
§ 14 Weekly Wages Basis of Compensation
§ 14-A Double Compensation and Death Benefits When Minors Illegally Employed
§ 15 Schedule in Case of Disability
§ 15-A Assessment On Insolvent Group Self-Insured Trusts
§ 16 Death Benefits
§ 17 Aliens
§ 18 Notice of Injury or Death
§ 18-A Notice: the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund, Inc
§ 18-B Notice; the New York Black Car Operators’ Injury Compensation Fund, Inc
§ 18-C Independent Livery Bases
§ 19 Physical Examination
§ 19-A Physicians Not to Accept Fees From Carriers
§ 19-B Treatment by Physicians in Employ of Board
§ 19-C Actions Against Health Services Personnel; Defense and Indemnification
§ 20 Determination of Claims for Compensation
§ 21 Presumptions
§ 21-A Temporary Payment of Compensation
§ 22 Modification of Awards, Decisions or Orders
§ 23 Appeals
§ 24 Costs and Fees
§ 24-A Representation Before the Workers’ Compensation Board
§ 25 Compensation, How Payable
§ 25-A Procedure and Payment of Compensation in Certain Claims; Limitation of Right to Compensation
§ 25-B Awards to Non-Residents: Non-Resident Compensation Fund
§ 26 Enforcement of Payment in Default
§ 26-A Procedure and Payment of Compensation in Claims Against Uninsured Defaulting Employers
§ 27 Depositing Future Payments in the Aggregate Trust Fund
§ 27-A Investments in Obligations of Designated Public Benefit Corporations; Indemnifications
§ 27-B Amortization of Gains or Losses
§ 27-C Appropriations to the Aggregate Trust Fund
§ 28 Limitation of Right to Compensation
§ 29 Remedies of Employees; Subrogation
§ 30 Revenues or Benefits From Other Sources Not to Affect Compensation
§ 31 Agreement for Contribution by Employee Void
§ 32 Waiver Agreements
§ 32-A Waivers of Specific Coverage Prohibited
§ 33 Assignments; Exemptions
§ 34 Preferences
§ 35 Safety Net

Terms Used In New York Laws > Workers' Compensation > Article 2

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.