I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Schenectady, 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.
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If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you may be entitled to insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care, known as Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ Compensation is insurance that is paid by employers, whom are not allowed to require their employees to contribute to this cost. If you believe you have been injured as a direct result of your job, you may be entitled to cash benefits or medical care. Contact the Schenectady Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® for your free consultation.
A Workers’ Compensation case does not put a single party at fault, and therefore does not pay more or less regardless of carelessness or fault. However, there are a few instances in which an injured worker may lose their right to a Workers’ Compensation claim:
- If the injury had resulted solely from an individual being intoxicated from drugs or alcohol
- If the injured worker had the intention of injuring themselves or others
- If the injury resulted when an employee’s conduct violated company policy or committed a serious crime
Claims are paid when the employer or insurance carrier agrees that the illness or injury was work-related. A Workers’ Compensation law judge who decides which party is correct must resolve any dispute of this claim. It is important to know that no cash benefits or medical care can be paid through Workmans’ Compensation before a decision is made, however, the injured party may still be eligible to collect disability benefits in the meantime. Also important is the fact that if one does accept payments from the Disability Program, future Workmans’ Compensation awards will be adjusted to deduct these payments from your final payment. Selecting the right Workers’ Compensation attorney can be one of the most important decisions you make after sustaining a work-related injury. Don’t hesitate to call the experienced legal team of Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® today.
While the laws surrounding Workers’ Compensation and the claim process vary from state to state, our Workers’ Compensation lawyers understand the difference and will make sure your case is properly reported and all time-sensitive matters are dealt with accordingly. If you’ve been injured on the job and are unable to earn the same that you once did due to the extent of the injury, you may be entitled to benefits making up two-thirds of that difference. Don’t stress yourself trying to understand all the intricate details of Workers’ Compensation laws.
Let the Schenectady Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® take care of your claim today, so that you can focus on healing. For your free consultation, please call our Schenectady office at (518) 862-1200, or call toll free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).