New York's workers' compensation laws are complex and sometimes convoluted. Correctly completing the process required to obtain workers' compensation benefits is challenging and often results in legitimate claims being denied.
At Erwin, McCane & Daly, an Albany, New York, worker's compensation law firm, we help injured workers file workers' compensation claims and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims. We are knowledgeable about the subtleties and intricacies of the law, and we are familiar with the practices and procedures before the New York State Workers' Compensation Board.
A Schenectady Social Security Disability Attorney Who Looks Out For Your Interests
If you have suffered a work injury, you may face significant medical bills. Your injuries also may prevent you from working for an extended period. Or, you may qualify to receive disability insurance. SSDI is a United States government program that pays benefits to you and certain family members if you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
Whether you recently suffered a workplace injury, aggravated an existing injury or need to address a previous claim, our lawyers are committed to getting you the full amount of benefits you deserve.
We decided when we first established our practice in Albany more than 20 years ago that we would only represent individuals, not companies, in workers' compensation cases. We have held to that commitment, assisting workers in a variety of areas and at all stages of claims:
- Notice requirement and coverage — We advise on how to report a work-related injury to your employer to lay the proper groundwork for full benefits.
- Consequential injuries — Compensating for damage to your right knee may lead to problems in the left knee or a back injury. Related complications such as depression, nerve damage or chronic pain are also compensable.
- Controverted cases — If the employer rejects your claim as not disabling or not work-related, we can appeal to the New York Workers' Compensation Board.
- Degree of disability — With proper documentation, contesting your disability rating could mean thousands of extra dollars over the course of your claim.
- Correct calculation of benefits — Employers are notorious for errors in determining wage-loss benefits, such as omitting overtime, bonuses or second jobs.
- Third-party lawsuits — Our attorneys can identify any negligent third parties to sue for damages such as pain and suffering.
- Old claims and additional benefits — We commonly reopen clients' old cases to get additional money for loss of use or complications of injuries.
- Going back to work — We deal with employers who ignore doctors' light duty restrictions or threaten to terminate benefits for "lingering" on disability.
Put An Experienced Albany Workers' Compensation Attorney On Your Side
Call our office at 518-380-6310 or email us to schedule a free initial consultation to review your case. We will give you an accurate idea of what you can expect to collect in workers' compensation or Social Security Disability.
Workers' compensation and SSD/SSI cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover benefits for you.