The time after an injury can be scary, stressful, frustrating, and confusing. Although the Law Offices of Charles R. Gueli can help you recover compensation after an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the process is not automatic.
While we work on getting you the damages you deserve, we want you to have access to all the resources available in Nassau County and beyond.
The Nassau County Community Resource Guide
The Nassau County Community Resource Guide has resources for those affected by elder abuse, defective products, and family violence, as well as crime victims. This can be a great place to start, especially if you need to file a complaint with the Office of the Attorney General, find affordable legal help in low-income communities, or seek protection and support after becoming the victim of a crime.
Boost Nassau Recovery Resources
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nassau County has more resources available than ever before. If you are struggling with your rent, you can look into Boost Nassau Recovery Resources and Nassau County’s Household Assistance Program. These resources may be especially helpful if you have been affected by COVID-19 or live in a low-income community.
Governmental and Not for Profit Organizations for People with Disabilities
If your accident or injury left you with a disability, Nassau County has information about many governmental resources and not for profit organizations for people with disabilities. Visit the Nassau County website for a full list, and check out the following highlights:
- American Association of People with Disabilities – a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.
- NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities – communicate your concerns with local government and discover the services and programs that help make NYC accessible for people with disabilities.
- Long Island Center for Independent Living – find transportation, peer counseling, housing, equipment, and other kinds of support with the Long Island Center for Independent Living.
- United Spinal Association – use the Spinal Cord Resource Center from the United Spinal Association to help you adjust to life with a spinal cord injury. The organization can also help you find support groups, peer mentoring, and accessibility services.
Head Injury Association
The Head Injury Association has been serving Long Island since 1988. The organization offers many services that can help people with traumatic brain injuries transition from the hospital and nursing homes into normal life.
The Association also offers employment services and supports independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.
New York State Department of Health Traumatic Brain Injury Medicaid Waiver Program
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury that has left you disabled, you are likely eligible for Medicaid. With Medicaid, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) waiver program can help you live in a community setting of your choice.
Northwell Health is a local nonprofit organization that offers many support groups for injured people in Nassau County.
Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Services (STARS) at Woodbury also helps patients find relief from pain and get moving again after an accident, injury, illness, or surgery.
New York State Workers Compensation Board
Employees who are injured at work are entitled to workers’ compensation. Learn more about the New York State workers compensation program by visiting the New York State Workers Compensation Board.
In many situations, you can use workers’ compensation benefits while in the midst of a third-party negligence lawsuit, and you can always hold your employer accountable for gross negligence or a blatant disregard of workplace safety.
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs can help you afford the costs of daily living if the injuries from your accident prevent you from working. These programs can be extremely helpful while you wait for a settlement or verdict in your personal injury lawsuit.
Many nationwide advocacy programs also exist for certain injuries and illnesses. For example, the American Burn Association helps burn injury survivors nationwide, and the Black Lung Clinics Program (BLCP) treats coal miners with job-related coal mine dust lung disease.
Attorney Charles R. Gueli has been handling personal injury claims for more than 2 decades. He knows how difficult the aftermath of a serious injury can be, and he understands how to help. In addition to handling your personal injury case, Attorney Gueli can help connect you with local and nationwide resources that may be helpful in your unique situation.
The resources listed in this blog are only a fraction of what is available, and our firm looks forward to helping you in whatever way we can.
Please call us at (516) 628-6402 or contact us online for the personalized attention and support you deserve.