Anyone who is injured on the job, or becomes ill due to conditions at their place of employment, is entitled to workman’s comp in Patchogue, NY. The only reason a claim can be denied is if the injury or illness can be shown to have occurred outside of the workplace. The circumstances under which you became injured are not important, besides the fact that you were on the clock when you got hurt or sick. Workman’s comp is meant to keep people safe from financial disaster when they are too injured or sick to work for more than a few weeks. This can include anything from a broken limb to a disease that effects the lungs.