Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Have you or a loved one been injured at work? If so, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

The purpose of workers’ compensation is to provide aid to employees suffering from work-related injuries or illnesses. That being said, there are strict guidelines and time tables that the injured worker needs to follow in order to collect benefits from workers’ comp. If you believe that you have a valid claim, don’t hesitate to call the Buffalo workers’ compensation lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP for your free consultation.

 

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I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Buffalo, 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.

Visit our chat feature here on the website 24/7 or call us now at 1800LAW1010 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

In New York State, workers compensation laws can be complex and difficult to understand, especially if you calculate contributing factors, such as collecting Social Security disability benefits, or if a dispute arises between the injured employee and their employer.

Trying to understand the ins and outs of New York’s workers’ compensation laws can leave one perplexed and only add to stress levels. Don’t wait to see if your work-related injury is serious enough to receive benefits; allow our Buffalo workers’ compensation lawyers of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP to assist in protecting your rights. Call our Buffalo, NY office for your free consultation at (716) 304-1145. We are also available toll-free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010 (1.800.529.1010).


Social Security Disability

Are you unable to go to work as a result of an injury? Are you considering filing for Social Security Disability benefits? There is specific criterion that you need to meet in order to become eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. As an injured individual looking to collect Social Security benefits, you need to:

  • Have earned enough Social Security work credits
  • Have worked recently enough to be covered by SSDI insurance
  • Have proper medical documentation, proving you are “disabled” an unable to work for at least 1 year.

 

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I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Buffalo, New York. Social security disability claims can be complex and time consuming.

Sometimes a simple misinterpretation of procedure can result in denial of benefits.

Many attorneys will not help you with a disability claim unless you’ve already been denied.

That’s not us.

The experienced team at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti is here to help from start to finish. We take the time to understand your unique situation.

We can help you work through the process, fill out the paperwork and get your claim started. In many cases a disability claim will be denied with the first application, but hope is not lost. If you’re just applying for disability or you’ve already been denied…

We will defend your right to get the benefits you deserve.

To speak with lawyer you can trust, visit our website to chat 24/7 or call us now at 1800LAW1010 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

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

Visit our chat feature here on the website 24/7 or call us now at 1800LAW1010 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

Social Security Lawyers Attorneys

Children that have been disabled may also be entitled to SSDI benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) if they have a physical or mental condition that seriously limits their daily activities, and is expected to last a year or longer. Our Social Security Disability lawyers are available to assist you with any advice you may need. Call our Buffalo office today.

Claims must be filed with the federal government and SSA, and include proof of the nature and extent of one’s disability. Even if the initial decision comes back and you are told you do not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, one always has the right to appeal the decision.

 This process can be exhaustive and confusing at times. For help with the necessary verbal and written evidence required to claim benefits, call our highly qualified  lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP. Our Buffalo Social Security attorneys want to assist in filing your claim. Our team can be reached at our local Buffalo office at (716) 304-1145. We are also available toll-free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010 (1.800.529.1010).

 


Work-related injuries

Are you or a loved one suffering from a work related injury? It is important to know that workers’ compensation benefits often include coverage for medical expenses, as well as lost wages due to missed work, and compensation for the injury endured at work. If your injury was due to long term effects of your employment, your injury may also be covered.

There is an important process that injured workers must follow to ensure all possible benefits and compensation are collected. Every step is crucial, from the initial filing, to the representation in court. This is why our work injury lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP in Buffalo, NY want to help you. We are committed to providing you and your family with top legal representation.

 Do not wait to file your injury claim, as there are important time constraints necessary to properly file. Call our workers’ compensation lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP in Buffalo, New York for a free consultation at (716) 304-1145. We are also available toll-free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010 (1.800.529.1010).

To learn more about filing for a Workers’ Compensation claim in New York State, check out our free Workers’ Comp. E-book.

 


 

Construction Accidents

Construction Accident Lawyers Attorneys - Work-related InjuriesMartin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP is always proud to see surrounding communities improving and developing before them. Although, increased construction and landscaping going on around the city leads to a greater risk for construction site injuries. Many workplace accidents result in minor injuries with little to no missed work. However, construction accident injuries are often more severe and result in a greater amount of missed time from work. A few examples of these construction site injuries include:

  • Falling off scaffolding
  • Falling off a roof
  • Falling due to a broken or defective ladder
  • Objects falling from an elevated height
  • Misplaced or neglected equipment

These incidents listed above may result in the property owner or general contractor being held liable for injured workers.

Unsure of what your rights are after being injured on a construction site? The construction accident attorneys of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP are here to protect your rights and get you the money you’re rightfully deserved. Defending your rights in a situation like this requires a vigilant team to cover all bases, including, but not limited to:

  • Gathering all information necessary from the employer
  • Gathering any witness statements available
  • Taking relevant photographs of the scene where the incident occurred
  • Investigating the site, as well as conduct necessary legal research, hire safety expert(s), etc.

The above actions are conducted in an effort to protect your rights, and present your claim in the court of law. Don’t hesitate, contact Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP’s experienced construction accident lawyers to get help in filing your claim and handling your case so that you can focus on a faster, and more complete recovery.

An inexperienced legal team can risk your recovery, health and family’s well-being.

 Don’t let your injury be any more life changing than it already may be. Our devoted team of construction accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP will help you and your family to the best of our ability and bring those responsible to justice. Call our Buffalo office today at (716) 304-1145. We are also available toll-free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010 (1.800.529.1010). We want to help get you the compensation you deserve.

 


 

Railroad / FELA Claims

FELA Claim Attorneys

Have you or a loved one suffered a work-related railroad injury? Are you aware of your eligibility to receive compensation for your injuries, and what your rights are?

The United States Congress passed the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (often referred to as FELA) to help injured railroad workers and better protect their future health and rights. Compensation will be awarded to an injured railroader if, and only if, the injuries suffered are proven to have been caused by negligence on behalf of the railroad or a supervisor/superior. Our team of FELA claim lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP of Buffalo is here to help defend your rights. Contact us today for your free case consultation.

If an employer is proven liable for a railroad injury, the injured worker is then entitled to compensation for a full range of benefits relative to the injury:

  • Past and future wage loss
  • Past and future medical expenses not covered by employer-provided insurance
  • Loss of earnings capacity
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional suffering
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Partial or permanent disabilities

The total recovery of compensation for potential damages under FELA is much greater than those of any other available workers’ compensation system in place within the United States.

Four elements must first be established for injured workers seeking to successfully recover damages under FELA, including:

  • The railroad is a common carrier engaged in interstate commerce (the main function of the company is to offer the public the ability to carry passengers or property from place to place for compensation)
  • He/she was employed by the railroad and assigned to perform duties which furthered the railroad’s interest
  • Demonstrate that harm was sustained while he/she was employed by the common carrier
  • Prove that the harm experienced was a result from the railroad’s negligence – a legal term for failure to take a reasonable amount of care

Careless decisions and “negligence” are seen more frequently than they should while working for a railroad company. Some of these negligent acts include:

  • Failure to provide proper safety equipment
  • Failure to prevent chronic repetitive stress injuries
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals and other dangerous substances
  • Poor maintenance of trains, rails or other equipment
  • Bad decisions or inattention by other railroad employees

Have you or a loved one suffered from an injury caused by a negligent act of an employee, supervisor or other member of a railroad company? If so, you are very likely to have a valid FELA claim. Our Buffalo FELA attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP want to provide you with as much clarity and help during this stressful time. For your free consultation, call our Buffalo office at (716) 304-1145. We are also available toll-free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010 (1.800.529.1010)