You need an employment lawyer. This is not personsl injury. You may also have a workers compensation claim but more information is needed.
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You need to immediately consult with either a labor or employment lawyer.
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Whose mission do you work for? There are possible immunity issues floating around here. You need a comprehensive consultation with an employment lawyer.
You post a somewhat unique inquiry. If you were hurt on the job, you would normally file for workers compensation in NY, but a foreign mission (Sweden) may be exempt from NY's law requiring such insurance or benefits. Consult with a W.C. attorney on that issue. The same may be true for discrimination laws for faiilng to give you an "accomodation", which is what is believed to be what you are refering to .