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I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Plattsburgh, 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 chat 24/7.

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

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, be sure that you are aware of the New York State Workers’ Compensation laws. The purpose of Workers’ Compensation law is to provide medical care and/or cash benefits for employees who have been injured or have fallen ill, as a result of their job, while accommodating both employee and employer interests. For example, employees are not required to pay any part of the cost of the insurance or compensation, and are eligible to receive payments if their ailment was work-related. On the other side, employees cannot sue their employers for negligence or unsafe working conditions after being injured.


Contact the experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® in Plattsburgh, NY to see how we can help protect your rights and get you the money you rightfully deserve. 

Under current Workers’ Compensation laws, no party is at fault, meaning an injured employee cannot receive any less or more money despite their carelessness or the employers’ negligence. A few circumstances that negate an employee’s right to a Workers’ Compensation claim are as follows:

  • If the injury had resulted from the employee being intoxicated (either drugs or alcohol)
  • If the injured party had the intention of injuring themselves or others
  • Injury resulted when an employee’s conduct violated company policy or committed a serious crime


If a dispute should occur about whether or not the injury was work-related, the case is brought before a Workers’ Compensation law judge. During this time, no benefits can be provided to the injured; only upon a decision in their favor will they receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. During the time at which the case is in dispute, one may be eligible to receive disability benefits. However, if disability benefits were collected, that amount must be deducted from the total amount of which they were awarded through Workers’ Compensation.


Workers’ Compensation laws can be confusing and leave injured employees and their families in a financial struggle. Contact the Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® today to see what we can do for you.


Have you been injured or fallen ill and believe that it is work related? Is your employer not responding or refusing to file a claim? Dedicated to protecting the rights of those that have been wrongfully injured, the Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® , The Heavy Hitters® are here to work for you! Contact our Plattsburgh, branch today at (518) 561-1010 or toll free, anytime at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).