Long Island Work Illness Lawyer
If you’ve suffered from a work illness, you may be entitled to workers compensation to help you recover. Reach out to a Long Island attorney for the help you need going after your workers comp benefits.
Facing a work illness is rarely easy. You’re suffering because of your illness, and it can be tough to be sure where it came from. You may also be worried that you don’t have a chance for compensation.
The lawyers at Jaghab, Jaghab & Jaghab, PC can help you navigate all that. Your Long Island work illness lawyer understands what compensation you might be due, and they can help you seek the full work comp benefits you’re qualified for in Long Island.
Eligibility for Work Illness Benefits
Work illnesses can be tough to seek out for some people because you’re not just dealing with eligibility. You also need to know if your specific illness is covered by your workers compensation.
Fortunately, if you have workers comp coverage, your illness should be covered. Most illnesses or injuries suffered within the scope of your employment should be covered by these benefits. Typically, you and your lawyer will focus on proving that your illness must have happened in the course of your employment.
For example, if you work in a factory or mine, you’re at an increased risk of exposure to asbestos. If you contracted mesothelioma, getting your compensation may require showing that you were exposed to asbestos in the scope of your job.
Workers Comp Benefits for Long Island Workers
Dealing with a work illness is tough. You’ll need assistance to face your illness and get coverage for your losses. However, that means you’ll need to know what your potential benefits are.
If you or a loved one suffered a work-related illness, you may be eligible for workers comp benefits to help you recover. These may include:
- Medical Benefits – If you’ve suffered from a work illness, you may struggle with medical bills. Fortunately, your workers comp should cover your expenses caused by work-related illnesses.
- Wage Replacement Benefits – Your work illness may make it impossible to work. In these cases, you may be eligible for compensation that covers a portion of your wages during your illness.
- Death Benefits – Sadly, you may have lost a loved one to a workplace illness. The surviving spouse and children may be eligible for benefits covering their funeral costs, as well as some wage replacement until remarriage or until the children are eighteen.
Contact a Long Island Lawyer about a Work Illness
A work-related illness can be a serious health crisis. You’re facing an illness that is affecting your ability to work. Worse, you wouldn’t have suffered that condition if it weren’t for your job.
That’s why you may want to speak with an attorney, like the ones at Jaghab, Jaghab & Jaghab, PC, about your situation. We can even offer a free consultation, where we can discuss your situation and what we can do to help. That way, you know we’re on your side before you file a claim.
Ready to begin? Seek out a Long Island work illness lawyer. Give us a call at 516-747-8830 or complete the contact form below for help.