§ 161 Definitions
§ 162 Registration of Participation in World Trade Center Rescue, Recovery and Clean-Up Operations
§ 163 Notice; Participants in the World Trade Center Rescue, Recovery and Clean-Up Operations
§ 164 Disablement of a Participant in World Trade Center Rescue, Recovery and Clean-Up Operations Treated as an Accident
§ 165 Reopening of Disallowed Claims
§ 166 Liability of Employer and Insurance Carrier
§ 167 Claims of Volunteers
§ 168 Additional Period for Filing Certain Claims

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

  • 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.
  • Qualifying condition: means any of the following diseases or conditions resulting from a hazardous exposure during participation in World Trade Center rescue, recovery or clean-up operations:

    (a) Diseases of the upper respiratory tract and mucosae, including conditions such as conjunctivitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, vocal cord disease, upper airway hyper-reactivity and tracheo-bronchitis, or a combination of such conditions;

    (b) Diseases of the lower respiratory tract, including but not limited to bronchitis, asthma, reactive airway dysfunction syndrome, and different types of pneumonitis, such as hypersensitivity, granulomatous, or eosinophilic;

    (c) Diseases of the gastroesophageal tract, including esophagitis and reflux disease, either acute or chronic, caused by exposure or aggravated by exposure;

    (d) Diseases of the psychological axis, including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, or any combination of such conditions; or

    (e) New onset diseases resulting from exposure as such diseases occur in the future including cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asbestos-related disease, heavy metal poisoning, musculoskeletal disease and chronic psychological disease. See N.Y. Workers' Compensation Law 161

  • World Trade Center site: means anywhere below a line starting from the Hudson River and Canal Street; east on Canal Street to Pike Street; south on Pike Street to the East River; and extending to the lower tip of Manhattan. See N.Y. Workers' Compensation Law 161