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

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

New York State Workers’ Compensation laws are put in place to provide benefits to workers who have been injured on the job. These benefits can include both wage replacement to compensate for loss of earnings that an individual has experienced because of the injury, and medical expenses that were a result of the injury. Should an employee get hurt, Workers’ Compensation law also protects the employer’s interests: an employee cannot sue their employer over an injury at work caused by the employer’s negligence.

It is important to understand the Workers’ Compensation law and how it can affect you if you have been injured at work. Being armed with accurate information about the law can help you continue to provide for your family even while you are unable to work due to injury. Call the experienced New York City Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP for more information about Workers’ Compensation law, and to receive your free consultation today.

If you or a member of your family has been injured on the job, it is likely that you are eligible to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. Call our New York City team of Workers’ Compensation lawyers of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters to get your free claim consultation today. Our law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been wrongfully injured. Contact our New York City office today at (646) 619-2777. We can also be reached toll-free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-529-1010).


Social Security Disability

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I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in New York City, 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 AttorneysAre you out of work for at least a year as a result of a serious injury or medical condition? If so, you may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Are you are the parent of a child with a debilitating physical or mental condition? You may also be able to file for SSD benefits on their behalf if your child will be impacted by the condition for at least one year. If you have questions regarding your or your child’s eligibility for SSD benefits, the New York City, NY office of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® has a dedicated team of Social Security Disability lawyers who are available to answer your questions and advise you on the next steps to take.

The process of filing a claim for SSD benefits is complex regardless of whether you’re filing for yourself or on behalf of your child. Along with the claim, evidence must be provided in both verbal and written forms proving the specific nature of the disability. Should you be declined in your first attempt to file for SSD benefits, you do have the right to appeal the decision.

 Don’t try to navigate through this complex process alone. Contact the Social Security Disability lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® in New York City, New York to ensure that you receive the benefits you’re entitled to: (646) 619-2777, or toll-free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).


 

Work-related injuries

Are you suffering from work-related injuries? Did you know that you could be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits that could help you recover the money you spent on medical bills and your lost wages from missing time at work? If you were injured on the job or if your injury is a direct long-term result of your employment, you may be qualified to receive an additional award.

 Workers’ Compensation benefits can only be claimed if all rules and regulations are followed. To make sure that you file your claim correctly, the New York City office of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP ® has a knowledgeable team of personal injury lawyers who can guide you through the process, represent you, and ensure that you collect all of the benefits that you are entitled to under Workers’ Compensation.

 


 

Construction Accidents

It’s always refreshing to see the constant construction and upgrades being made to property throughout the five boroughs of the NYC region. Although these are often upgrading dilapidated buildings or other various improvement projects that will not only benefit the owners but also the city as a whole, accidents in the workplace, such as construction injuries, are doomed to follow. A few of the common accidents that occur on construction sites involve workers being injured by falling off a roof, scaffolding, or because of a broken or defective ladder. Did you know that the property owner and/or general contractor can be held liable for workers that have been hurt by falling objects from an elevated height, or who suffer injuries as a result of a fall?

Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP’s legal team will take care of your construction injury case and answer any questions that you may have. First we must gather all necessary information from your employer, get any witness statements, take relevant photographs of the accident scene, investigate the construction site, conduct the necessary legal research, hire safety experts, and present your claim.

Stop worrying about whether you’re getting the money you deserve and make a call to your local New York construction accident lawyers today.

 Construction injuries are oftentimes life changing; don’t make the mistake of letting your case be handled by inexperienced individuals. New York City’s Heavy Hitters professional legal team of construction accident attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP are here to help if you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site by calling us locally at (646) 619-2777, or toll free at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-LAW-1010).

 


 

Railroad / FELA Claims

FELA Claim Attorneys

Many people are aware of the existence of Workers’ Compensation laws, but did you know that there is a similar law pertaining solely to railroad workers? It’s called the Federal Employers’ Liability Act(FELA) and was passed by Congress in 1908 to allow railroad workers to sue their employers for injuries suffered while on the job.

While it is similar to Workers’ Compensation laws, it differs in that the injured railroader is required under FELA to prove that his employer was “legally negligent” and that the negligence resulted in the injury. If the negligence is legally proven, the railroader is entitled to full compensation, including payment for lost wages, medical expenses, and even coverage for pain and suffering. It is possible that a railroader’s compensation under FELA may be greater than a non-railroader’s compensation under New York State Workers’ Compensation laws for similar injuries. 

It should be noted that FELA is applicable only to common carrier railroads, not all railroads. A common carrier can be defined as one who engages in the business of transportation of persons or property from place to place for compensation, offering his services to the public generally. Don’t let complicated legal jargon prevent you from gaining the benefits you rightfully deserve, contact our FELA attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® for your free consultation.

One who seeks to recover damages under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) must first establish these four elements:

  • The railroad is a common carrier engaged in interstate commerce
  • The injured party 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

The railroad’s negligence also includes the negligence of all other railroad employees, but only if the bad decisions were made as part of their jobs. Any careless decision could be considered negligent, including:

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

FELA was established to protect the rights of railroad workers to do their jobs in safe and hazard-free environments. If you or a loved one was injured while working on a railroad and may be eligible for compensation under FELA, contact the FELA claim lawyers at the New York City office of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® at (646) 619-2777, or toll free at 1800LAW1010® (800-529-1010).

1) FELA History