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

If you have been injured at work, you may be eligible for cash benefits and/or medical care, known as Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ Compensation is a type of insurance that is paid by employers to compensate for on the job accidents. The benefit to employees is that they do not have to pay into this insurance. The downside is that this is an added cost to employers that is only paid when an employee is injured. This means that in many cases, employers do not want to pay this unless they have to. We are here to support you and help prove you deserve to be compensated for your injury. Being injured on the job can pose various hardships that can prove to be immensely stressful and time consuming. Don’t let your injury cause more difficulties than it needs to, let our Workers’ Compensation lawyers assist you in a smooth recovery.

Workers’ Compensation claims are unique in that they do not place the blame on either party. As long as it can be proven the injury was a result of working, payouts are independent of carelessness or fault. However, some instances will disqualify a worker from their ability to file a Workers’ Compensation claim:

  1. If the injury had resulted solely from an individual being intoxicated from drugs or alcohol
  2. If the injured worker had the intention of injuring themselves or others
  3. If the injury resulted when an employee’s conduct violated company policy or committed a serious crime

The Workers’ Compensation claim process is a complicated system that varies by state. Our Troy Workers’ Compensation lawyers are experienced in New York law and will ensure it is handled properly and efficiently. If you have been injured on the job and cannot earn the same amount of money you used to, you may be eligible to receive benefits making up two-thirds of the difference in your pay. There is no need to stress in working through the details of your claim: Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP is here to help.

 


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

Are you unable to work due to an injury or other medical condition? Have you considered Social Security Disability benefits to help you through this difficult time? Social Security benefits are designed for those who are expecting an injury to keep them out of work for a year or more.
Filing a claim is just the first part of a complicated process; one must also state verbal and written evidence explaining the nature and extent of the disability. The government must accept your claim in order for you to obtain benefits. Any injured person that is denied SSD benefits from the government has the right to appeal the decision. Let our knowledgeable Social Security Disability attorneys provide you with a free consultation today. As a parent of a child that was injured and deemed disabled, you may also be able to file for SSD benefits on behalf of your child. The Social Security Administration has stated that the child must have a physical or mental condition that seriously constrains his or her activities, and is also expected to last for a year or longer.

In order to obtain benefits, your claim must be accepted by the government. A claim must be filed, as well as verbal and written evidence explaining the nature and extent of the disability. If the government decides to forgo the granting of SSD benefits to an injured person, they have the right to appeal the decision.

 Be prepared when you file for compensation or disability, Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters®, are dedicated to winning compensation cases and protecting your rights. If you are unsure if you have a case, we are available 24/7 to provide you a case consultation free of charge. Call the Troy Workers’ Comp. and SSD attorneys at 518-273-1010, or reach us toll-free 1800LAW1010 (1-800-529-1010).


 

Work-Related Injury

Have you been injured on the job? Sustaining an injury at work can have long term effects on your employment. As an injured employee, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits to help offset lost wages & medical expenses.

Filing for Workers’ Compensation is a complex process so it is important to seek assistance from someone who knows and understands the system. Our Troy job related injury lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP can help you through this process. Know your rights as an injured employee, call us today for a free consultation by dialing (518) 273-1010 or reach us toll free at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-529-1010).

 For more information on Workers Compensation, check out our WC eBook! There are several rules that must be followed when making a claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits. The work related injury lawyers here at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP in Troy, New York can help you file a claim, represent you in your claim, and make sure that you collect the Workers’ Compensation benefits that you are entitled to receive.

 


 

Construction Accidents

The construction industry poses many risks to workers. Even with proper safety measures, accidents happen far too often. Roof tops, ladders, scaffolding and large and heavy falling objects are examples of hazards that contribute to many injuries each year. If you have been injured, it is important to understand your rights in making a claim against the property owner or general contractor.

Do you think you may have a case due to an injury on the job? Our Troy construction accident attorneys of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP want to protect you and get you the compensation you deserve. 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 conducting necessary legal research, hiring safety expert(s), etc.

 Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP’s construction accident lawyers are dedicated to helping with your claim. Let us handle the legal work so you can focus on making a full recovery and getting back to work.

 


 

FELA/Railroad Claims

Since 1908, the rights and health of railroad workers has been protected by the Federal Employers’ Liability Act1 (FELA). Under FELA, a railroad worker can seek compensation for injuries suffered if the injured employee can prove negligence on behalf of his or her employer. In order to recover damages under FELA, you must establish the following four elements.

  • 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)
  • You were employed by the railroad and assigned to perform duties which furthered the railroad’s interest
  • Demonstrate that harm was sustained while you were employed by the common carrier
  • Prove that the harm experienced was a result of the railroad’s negligence – a legal term for failure to take a reasonable amount of care

If the company can be proven liable, the injured employee is entitled to compensation for an array of damages:

  • Past and future lost wages
  • 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

Railroad workers typically receive more compensation than those working in other industries that file through their state’s Workers’ Compensation. Worker’s Compensation is expensive for a company to pay and they will likely fight a case that places the blame for an injury on them.