Section 14-6 of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law applies to injured workers who are out of work and losing wages from more than one job.
In the past, the Special Funds Conservation Committee would be liable to pay the concurrent portion of any lost wages but the Workers’ Compensation Reform Package of 2007 changes this.
Injured workers holding more than one job are allowed to include earnings from all covered employments. The employer where the injury occurred is liable to pay the entire compensation award including the concurrent portion. For this reason, it is very important that earnings from all jobs be considered when formally establishing the claimant’s average weekly wage.
If you have questions regarding any aspect of your New York State Workers’ Compensation claim, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.