If you’ve been injured on the job in New York, you may wonder how long you can collect workers’ compensation benefits. This depends on several factors, including the severity of your injury, your age, and your occupation. New York workers’ compensation pays for all necessary medical treatment, regardless of the severity of a work-related injury or illness. This includes doctor’s visits, hospital stays, and physical therapy. Medical care is typically paid for as long as it is necessary. Employees on workers’ comp can receive disability payments for lost wages. The amount of these benefits depends on the worker’s average weekly wage (AWW) and the extent that their injury or illness has disabled them. Payments are two-thirds AWW, up to the maximum weekly benefit amount. These benefits can be received for up to 525 weeks for a permanent partial disability. However, if you are permanently totally disabled you can receive benefits for the rest of your life.