§ 140 Workmen’s Compensation Board
§ 141 General Powers and Duties of the Chair
§ 141-A Civil Enforcement
§ 141-B Suspension and Debarment
§ 141-C Coordination of Forms
§ 142 General Powers and Duties of the Workmen’s Compensation Board
§ 143 Maintenance of Records
§ 144 Seal
§ 145 Oaths of Office
§ 146 Offices of the Board
§ 147 Vacancies and Removals
§ 148 Salaries and Expenses
§ 149 Employees
§ 150 Referees and Secretary
§ 150-A Secretary as Agent for Service of Process On Non-Resident Non-Insured Employers; Method and Effect of Service
§ 151 Assessments for Annual Expenses
§ 152 Administrative Regulations
§ 153 Annual Report
§ 154 Construction of Article
§ 155 Saving Clause
§ 156 Separability
§ 157 Application of Article to Volunteer Firefighters’ Benefit Law or the Volunteer Ambulance Workers’ Benefit Law

Terms Used In New York Laws > Workers' Compensation > Article 8

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • compensation: include the benefits in relation to volunteer firefighters or volunteer ambulance workers pursuant to the volunteer firefighters' benefit law or the volunteer ambulance workers' benefit law. See N.Y. Workers' Compensation Law 157
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Employee: includes a volunteer firefighter or volunteer ambulance worker who has been or might be injured in line of duty or who dies or might die from such an injury. See N.Y. Workers' Compensation Law 157
  • Employer: includes any political subdivision liable for benefits pursuant to the volunteer firefighters' benefit law or the volunteer ambulance workers' benefit law. See N.Y. Workers' Compensation Law 157
  • 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.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • 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.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • This chapter: includes the volunteer firefighters' benefit law and the volunteer ambulance workers' benefit law, except when such a meaning is inconsistent with this article. See N.Y. Workers' Compensation Law 157
  • 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.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.