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I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Albany, New York. Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides compensation to employees who suffer job-related injuries and illnesses.

Each state has its own laws and programs for workers’ comp and often times they can be confusing. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and frustrated. If you’ve become ill or injured at work you’re likely to have a lot of questions:

How will my bills get paid?
Will I get the proper medical treatment?
Are my rights being protected?

The best way to address any questions about a workers’ comp claim is to consult with an experienced, trusted attorney. In fact, there is no good reason not to consult a lawyer when dealing with the complexities of workers’ compensation.

Our team at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti has been representing people like you in their workers’ comp cases since 1994.

Call today for a free case evaluation.

If you’ve been hurt at work or have questions regarding your workers’ compensation claim, call us now at 1800LAW1010 or visit our website to chat 24/7.

We’re Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters and we look forward to helping you get the benefits you deserve.

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If you have been injured on the job or have fallen ill due to workplace conditions, you are likely eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Workers’ Compensation laws were put into effect in NYS in 1914 in an effort to help both employees and employers easily settle matters of work-related injuries or illnesses.


Workers’ Compensation can be best explained as benefits and compensation provided to injured workers by an employers’ insurance carrier to cover medical expenses, lost wages, as well as any future complications from the injury or illness (rehabilitation, retraining, etc.).


In general, any employee with a work-related illness or injury can receive these benefits regardless of who was at fault (i.e., the employee, employer or a third party). In most instances, the injured worker receives this compensation in exchange for the right to sue their employer for negligence over these injuries. 

There are a few instances in which a worker’s right to make a claim is disqualified:

  • Injury resulted from individual being intoxicated (both drugs and alcohol)
  • If the individual had the intention of hurting themselves or others
  • Injury resulted when an employee’s conduct violated company policy or committed a serious crime


The Workers’ Compensation Board of NYS is responsible for processing and directing insurance companies to pay benefits and compensation once the claim is approved. The Board is also in charge of determining whether insurers should be reimbursed for benefits and the amounts that are payable from questionable claims, as well as intervening in questionable cases when necessary. The steps between being injured at work and receiving your rightfully deserved compensation can be plentiful; let our experienced Albany Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® work for you and help you receive the benefits necessary for recovery and rehabilitation.


Workers’ Compensation laws can leave employees confused and therefore uninformed. Don’t miss your opportunity to receive these benefits. Contact the Albany Workers’ Compensation lawyers of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters®, today to get your free consultation. Call our Albany, NY office at (518) 529-1010, or toll free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).