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Long Island workers compensation issues confront residents just like the other New Yorkers. But, like so many others around the nation, there is a renewed intensity and urgency to successfully process these claims, especially when the economy is placing such an enormous burden on families.
Long Island Workers Compensation and You Long Island workers compensation issues confront residents just like the other New Yorkers. But, like so many others around the nation, there is a renewed intensity and urgency to successfully process these claims, especially when the economy is placing such an enormous burden on families. Add to this the unfortunate fact that most claims are rejected and dismissed, and it is very clear why experienced legal representation is essential if there is any chance of at for successful resolution of a New York workers compensation claim for disability issues. Injured At Work? One of the most common questions New York workers compensation attorneys hear in their Long Island workers comp practice is that the prospective clamant knows someone who got hurt at work, so can they sue their employer?" Bad news, good news: No, you usually cannot sue your employer, but many states provide payment of medical bills, lost wages and other compensation in the event that a worker is injured, maimed or killed at work. As an added bonus, Workers' Compensation benefits must be paid regardless of whether the employer caused the injury or it happened because of the employee's own carelessness. Purpose of the Workers' Compensation Act Under common law, in some states, a person's right to receive compensation for injuries depends on proving that someone else caused the injury through their negligence or intentional wrongdoing. Obviously, proving negligence or intentional wrongdoing is often difficult and it can take years for disputed cases to get litigated. For example, when you have received a Mesothelioma diagnosis, one of your first thoughts should be to contact a top New York Mesothelioma lawyer to help you bring your case to court and to get the money that you will soon be needing for your care and treatment in the near future. Mesothelioma is not a cancer that you contract through fault of your own, but rather through the fault of employers or landlords and their negligence, and you should not have to bear both the financial and emotional burdens of this disease on your own. Mesothelioma Diagnosis in New York If you are feeling a bit wary about filing a Mesothelioma lawsuit, then you need to know about the disease and how it is contracted. Mesothelioma is a rare form of lung cancer, but it is not caused by exposure to smoke, smog, or soot. Instead, Mesothelioma can only be caused by exposure to a material known as asbestos, which has been known for some time to be dangerous, and which was banned from use in new buildings in 1989 by the United States government. You might be wondering how you are just now developing a reaction to this material if it has not existed for almost two decades; however this is not actually the case. The asbestos material was banned from use in new buildings; however, it was not mandated by the government that the dangerous insulation material be removed from existing structures, which means that it still exists in many buildings in New York State and elsewhere in the country as well. Many construction workers from before 1989 have contracted Mesothelioma because of this exposure since the material is disturbed in the process of installing it in buildings. The fibers lodge in the lungs where they cannot be removed, and are a constant source of irritation to the lining of the lungs in which they stick. Over the course of several years, sometimes as many as ten or more, the irritation stimulates the growth of the Mesothelioma cancer cells, which grow up and around the asbestos to cause the deadly cancer. A Long Island Workers Comp and Disability lawyer can best address these issues for you and inform you on how to proceed.
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