The procedures concerning an injury or illness in the work place often seems like the rules to a complex game. Hopefully, this is a game you will be able to sit out for the duration of your career at work. The reality is, that there are very few workers who have not suffered some kind of work related injury or illness. The nature of the work exposes every worker to a range of possible injuries;
- vehicle accidents
- lifting injuries
- repetitive motion trauma
- blocked ears
- infectious diseases
- carpal tunnel syndrome
Although not every work-related injury may at first be considered serious, it can develop into one later.
For example, the “minor” back strain caused by lifting is exacerbated over time by continued lifting incidents. This type of injury is commonly not realized as a work related injury and is usually not reported to the employer in a timely fashion. It may not necessitate medical treatment, which could result in the denial of your claim.
The New York Workers’ Compensation Law took effect on July 1, 1914. With few exceptions, most private and public employers of at least one person must carry coverage for their employees. Employers must demonstrate compliance with this compulsory law by prominently posting form C-105, "Notice of Compliance," at each place of business.
We frequently represent Workers' Compensation cases in Long Island New York (NY) including, Albertson, Bethpage, Dix Hills, Elmwood,Huntington, Huntington Station, Levittown, Westbury, South Huntington, Hicksville, Bayville, Glenncove, Merrick, Bellmore, Syossett, Jericho, Plainview, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, Deer Park, Glenn Head, New Hyde Park, Manhasset, Farmingdale, Hauppague, Patchague, Deer Park, east Meadow, Mellville. In Queens we often help people in Flushing, Jamaica, Douglaston, Long Island City