Workers' Compensation Benefits
The Livery Fund was implanted in order to provide workers' compensation benefits too independent livery drivers only under certain well defined circumstances. If you are determined by the Workers' Compensation Board to be entitled to workers' compensation benefits then an injured independent livery driver may be entitled to lost wage payments and medical benefits, or, in the case of death, survivor benefits to their dependents.
Medical Benefits may include hospitalization, doctor services, dentist services, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, x-rays, laboratory tests, nursing service, durable medical goods and prescribed drugs.
Compensation Benefits calculated at two-thirds of your average weekly wage(AWW) in New York State, subject to statutory maximums, may be payable to you due to replace lost wages due to job-related disablement. Compensation benefits are not paid for the first seven calendar days of the job-related disability, unless the disability extends beyond 14 calendar days.
Death and Survivor Benefits are paid if an injured worker dies from a job-related injury. The surviving spouse and/or minor children and, lacking such, other dependents as defined by law are entitled to death and survivor benefits. Funeral expenses are payable subject to statutory maximums.