Black Lung Benefits Act

The workers' compensation lawyers at Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn, LLP have a long and reliable history of providing clients with great service. We provide our workers comp services for clients across Long Island and New York. Through our years of experience, we have become a trusted name in the field. If you call one of our four offices across Long Island, we can provide you with a free consultation. In this consult, you can learn about how we can help you with your case.

A worker does not always need to be injured to receive compensation for something that happened at work. If an employee comes down with an illness, that is also grounds for receiving benefits from the employer. One of the more notable cases in the history of workers compensation cases is the passing of the Black Lung Benefits Act, which was a win for factory workers across the country.

Hitory of the Black Lung Benefits Act

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established in 1971 and founded by Richard Nixon. That administration was established to enforce safe working conditions as well as provide training, outreach and education to workers across the country. While many forms of construction from this period still exist, there are much better rights in place today for compensation of work injuries. It was, however, a long evolution of changing laws for workers in many industries and this act was a major touchstone for workers' compensation rights.

Since the 18th century, coal mining was a lucrative method to extract coal to use as energy. But there is a price to pay. Not only have there been many deaths resulting from explosions and falling debris, the inhalation of dust and toxic fumes have caused devastation to miners. Finally in 1973, the Black Lung Benefits Act was issued in the United States to compensate miners suffering from black lung disease. Factory conditions have always been harsh and remain a difficult work environment. If you are looking for and NYC factory workers comp lawyer, then you have come to the right place. Here at GB&M we strive for quality coverage and support for any sort of workers compensation claim.

Varying Laws About Workers' Comp

In the United States, laws concerning workers' compensation rights can vary from state to state. That is why it is highly recommended to consult with a professional aquainted with these laws. Attorneys at our firm can help you fully understand the ins and outs of today's rules and regulations and provide useful advice for how to handle your specific situation. We are well versed in the history of the laws and how they can be attributed to your situation. This can be in various ways, such as workers compensation fraud and documenting work injuries and illnesses. By living in New York, you will be sitting down with expert attorneys who fully comprehend the laws of the state.

New York's Trusted Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn have years of experience in the field and can provide you with a wide range of assistance concerning many aspects of workers compensation and work-related injuries. We service clients across New York and Long Island and provide them with great workers compensation litigation. We have become a trusted name for many New Yorkers and enjoy providing this service to those in need.  If you are looking to receive benefits from a work injury or illness, please contact us today. Call one of our four offices across Long Island for a free consultation and learn how we can help you. We have offices in Patchogue, Riverhead, Melville and Garden City.