Apply for the Disability; it will probably ask if the condition is work-related. If you say yes and apply for WC, they can sort it out without you losing income in the short term.
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Dear Madam or Sir in Patchogue:
Download a form C-3 from the Workers Compensation Board web site and file a workers' compensation claim with a short cover letter, with a cc: to your Employer. At your job, there should be a posting with the name, address and policy number of your Employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier; usually it is in a public area. Send a cc: to the Carrier too.
Make certain your doctor fills out a C-4 form which states the condition is causally related to your occupation. Give him the particulars for the insurance company and he will file with them and with the WCB. If he gives you a copy of the report, you can enclose that with your C-3.
The foregoing is based on the little information provided; additional facts may change the comments given.