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Law Number

NY CLS Vol Fire Ben 6

Summary Title

Workers' Compensation: Volunteer Firefighter


A volunteer firemen who is injured or killed in the line of duty is entitled to workers' compensation. They will not receive workers' compensation if intoxicated or intended to cause the injury or death.

Full Title

Volunteer Firemen's Benefits; General

Full Text

If a volunteer fireman dies from the effects of injury in line of duty, or if such a fireman shall be injured in line of duty, benefits shall be paid and provided pursuant to this chapter, except that there shall be no liability for such benefits when the injury has been solely occasioned by intoxication of the volunteer fireman while acting in line of duty or by the wilful intention of the volunteer fireman to bring about the injury or death of himself or another.