When a person in Long Island suffers an injury or illness and cannot work, they may be concerned about their finances. How will they support themselves and their family? Not only does one have to pay for their everyday expenses, such as food, clothing and housing, but also their medical condition. These include doctor's bills and other associated costs. This situation can be especially trying if the illness or injury permanently keeps them from work. When this happens, a person may want to consider filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
Just about any worker in New York can be injured on the job. Some jobs, such as those in the construction or manufacturing industries, are inherently dangerous as they often entail working with heavy machinery or working at great heights. However, even office workers could be injured at work. For example, an office worker could strain his or her back lifting a heavy box or he or she could develop a repetitive stress injury by having to spend many hours in front of a computer typing.
Being injured on the job can take its toll, physically, mentally and financially. For these reasons, those who are considered to be employees in New York may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits, if they suffer an injury at work.