(WCB) A request, on a prescribed Form C-3, for workers’ compensation for work-connected injury, occupational disease, disablement, or death (Form C-62). A claimant must file a claim within a two-year period from the occurrence of the accidental injury, knowledge of occupational disablement, or death. Failure to file a claim may bar an award for compensation unless the employer has made advance benefit payment or fails to raise the issue, in which event the claim filing requirement is deemed waived.
(NYCIRB, Carriers) A demand for payment or recovery for loss under an insurance contract. Cases are counted as claims only when a payment is made (for indemnity and/or medical benefits) or a reserve is established.