Instructions for Completing Form C-3, “Employee Claim”
Please complete this form and send it to the Workers' Compensation Board centralized mailing address listed at the bottom
of these instructions. If you need additional help in completing this form, contact the Workers' Compensation Board at
1-877-632-4996. You may also fill this form out online at: http://www.wcb.ny.gov/
If you do not have or know your Workers' Compensation Board Case Number, please leave this field blank. It is not
required to process your claim. Remember to enter your name and the date of your injury/illness on the top of page
Section A - Your Information (Employee):
Item 1: Enter your full name, including first name, middle initial, and last name.
Item 2: Enter your date of birth in month/day/year format. Include the four digit year.
Item 3: Enter your mailing address, including P.O. Box, if applicable, city or town, state, and Zip code.
Item 4: Enter your Social Security Number. This is very important to help service your claim faster.
Item 5: Indicate the primary contact phone number, including area code. This may include a cell phone number.
Item 6: Indicate your gender (Male or Female).
Item 7: Board hearings are conducted in English. If you will need a translator to understand the proceeding, the Board will
provide one. Check Yes and indicate the language needed.
Section B - Your Employer(s):
Item 1: Indicate the employer you were working for at the time you were injured or became ill.
Item 2: Enter the phone number for this employer, either a primary contact number or the number for your supervisor.
Item 3: Enter the employer's address, including P.O. Box, if applicable, city or town, state, and Zip code.
Item 4: Indicate the date you were hired by this employer.
Item 5: Enter your direct supervisor's name, whom you report to on a regular basis.
Item 6: If you have more than one job, please indicate the names and addresses of all other employers you work for besides
the one you were injured at. Please attach a separate sheet if you need more room.
Item 7: Check Yes if you lost time from any of your other jobs as a result of your injury or illness; otherwise, check No.
Section C - Your Job on the Date of the Injury or Illness:
Item 1: Indicate your current job title or job description (e.g., warehouse worker).
Item 2: Indicate your typical work activities for this job (e.g., keeping inventory, unloading trucks, etc.).
Item 3: Check the type of job you had.
Item 4: Enter your gross pay (before taxes) per pay period.
Item 5: Indicate how often you received a paycheck (weekly, bi-weekly, etc.).
Item 6: Indicate if you received any tips or lodging in addition to your regular pay. If you did, describe them.
Section D - Your Injury or Illness:
Item 1: Enter the date when you were injured or the first date you noticed you became ill. Enter the date in month/day/year
format. Include the four digit year. If this is an illness or occupational disease, then skip item 2.
Item 2: Enter the time when the injury occurred. Check whether it was AM or PM.
Item 3: Indicate the location where the injury/illness occurred, including the address of the building and the physical
location in the building where the injury/illness happened.
Item 4: Check whether this was your normal work location. If it was not, explain why you were at this location.
Item 5: Describe in detail what you were doing at the time of the injury/illness (e.g., unloading boxes from a truck by hand).
This explains the events leading up to the injury.
Item 6: Describe in detail how the injury/illness occurred (e.g., I was lifting a heavy box off a truck). This should include all
people and events involved in the injury/illness.
Item 7: Indicate fully the nature and extent of your injury/illness, including all body parts injured. Be as specific as possible.
(e.g., I strained my back trying to lift a heavy box. It hurts to bend over or hold even lighter objects now.)
Item 8: Indicate if some object was involved in the accident OTHER THAN a licensed motor vehicle. Other objects may
include a tool (e.g., hammer), a chemical (e.g., acid), machinery (e.g., forklift or drill press), etc.
Item 9: Indicate if a licensed motor vehicle was involved in the accident. If so, check if the motor vehicle involved was
yours, your employer's, or a third party's. Include the license plate number (if known). If your vehicle was involved,
fill out the name and address of your automobile liability insurance carrier.
Item 10: Check if you gave your employer or supervisor notice of your injury or illness. If so, indicate who you gave notice
to as well as if it was orally or in writing. Include the date you gave notice.
Item 11: Check if anyone else saw the injury happen. If anyone did see it, include their name(s).
Section E - Return to Work:
Item 1: If you stopped working as a result of your work-related injury/illness, check Yes and indicate on what date you
stopped working. If you have not stopped working, check No and skip to the next section.