In April, we called on New York lawmakers to expand workers' compensation protections in the wake of COVID-19. We believe workers' compensation benefits should be available to all workers who were likely exposed on the job and who subsequently become ill, or, tragically, lose their lives, regardless of whether their claim is easily defined as an accident or occupational disability.
Our hearts go out to the people who have struggled with this terrible virus, and to those who have lost their lives or loved ones to it.
On September 11, 2001, New York's skyline and identity changed forever. More than 15 years later, many New Yorkers are still experiencing aftershocks of 9/11, often in unexpected ways. Unusual and devastating health conditions continue to affect people who were near the nightmare on 9/11.