NYS Licensed Workers' Compensation Representative

        Allan Reich         Toll Free (877) 922-HURT (4878)       www.WorkersCompRep.com

Question:

If I have an injury of illness that is not work related, and my work aggravates the condition, can the aggravation be an occupational disease?

 

Answer:

Yes, but only if the preexisting condition is asymptomatic and non-disabling. Some distinctive feature of the employment must cause disability by activating the condition.

 

 

Obtaining professional representation to assist in securing benefits in Workers’ Compensation is not only a bargain but also a sensible step to insure your rights.

It is imperative that the necessary steps are followed when an injury or occupational illness occur.  First, you should notify your employer verbally or in writing within 30 days of the injury.  You must file a Workers’ Compensation Board form C-3, (Employee’s claim) for compensation.  This is a New York State form that must be filed within two years of the injury.  In the case of an occupational illness such as, carpal tunnel syndrome, you have 2 years from when you realized it was work related or the first medical report from the doctor supporting the carpal tunnel syndrome as work related.  You should seek medical care as soon as possible from a Physician who will t is imperative that the necessary steps are followed when an injury or occupational illness occur.  First, you should notify your employer verbally or in writing within 30 days of the injury.  You must file a Workers’ Compensation Board form C-3, (Employee’s claim) for compensation.  This is a New York State form that must be filed within two years of the injury.  In the case of an occupational illness such as, carpal tunnel syndrome, you have 2 years from when you realized it was work related or the first medical report from the doctor supporting the carpal tunnel syndrome as work related.  You should seek medical care as soon as possible from a Physician who will 

 

Did You Know?

If you choose to accept Workers’ Compensation Benefits you can not sue your employer.

However . . . If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident with another car you might be able to file a lawsuit with the driver of the other car.

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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