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Workers' Compensation Board can help you get counseling

If you are a New Yorker who has been injured at work, you will likely be eligible to receive workers' compensation. Your compensation can pay for your medical care and help you get back on your feet. On-the-job injuries can sometimes take more than just a visit to the hospital and some medicine to heal.

Sadly, some injuries can leave a worker with permanent disabilities. When such is the case, the worker may need a variety of services to aid in his or her rehabilitative treatment. This treatment may extend beyond addressing physical needs. An injury could seriously alter the course of a worker's life and leave him or her emotionally traumatized.

A recently disabled worker could certainly use help dealing with new personal, social or financial roles. Such circumstances can be extremely daunting. Some of the emotional stress could be allayed with the help of counseling.

It is for this reason that New York's Workers' Compensation Board offers injured workers the opportunity to discuss their issues with social workers. A social worker can interact with a worker and his or her family and offer advice on how to cope with changes brought on by the injury.

If you have suffered a life-changing injury while working at your job, you may be feeling extremely anxious and unsure of what the future holds. One thing is certain; you should reap the full measure of benefits offered by workers' compensation. As such, you may wish to get in touch with an experienced workers' compensation attorney. You and your family may have many needs as time moves forward, and an attorney could work to help see those needs are met.

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