The laws in New York have dramatically changed since March 2007, including benefit rate increases, but, limits on the number weeks/years you can receive wage replacement benefits. New medical treatment guidelines and permanent impairment guidelines have also been enacted and they are ever-changing.
Social Security Disability
You have paid into ‘the system’ and if you become permanently disabled, you may be entitled to these benefits.
Negligence on the part of third-persons and corporations can cause you serious and permanent personal injuries as well as wage loss. Also, your future earning capacity can be impaired through the acts of another. Our firm will do our best to insure that you recover the maximum amount under the law.
Sustaining serious spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries following a fall off of a scaffold or ladder can permanently change your life. It is very important to properly identify the property owners, managers, contractors and subcontractors so that the statute of limitations can be preserved.
Injuries at work do not always occur in a split-second. Some can happen over time by being exposed to asbestos, mold and dust. Other injuries can result from the repetitive use of jackhammers, pavement breakers, pneumatic tools, pogo-sticks, wrenches, pliers, etc.
Repetitive trauma claims:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome
Vibrating, Pneumatic-tool Claims - Injuries at work do not always occur in a split-second. Some can happen over time as a result of the repetitive use of jackhammers, pavement breakers, pneumatic tools, pogo-sticks, wrenches, pliers, etc.
Traumatic injuries to shoulders, elbows, knees, ankles – Not all orthopaedic doctors in New York, particularly ones at the top hospitals, are fully familiar with the NYS Medical Treatment Guidelines and Impairment ratings. Within the law, we can guide them through the paper-maze, so that you can get the best treatment and the best financial result.
Claims of Permanent Disabilities
Workers’ compensation benefits, social security disability, personal injury lawsuit recoveries, union disability policies are some of the benefits that we can help you identify and pursue.