Experienced Workers Comp Lawyers
New York workers’ compensation pays you benefits if you are unable to work due to an on-the-job injury or occupational disease. Unfortunately, many people don’t receive the benefits they deserve because they are unaware of the rules.
At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our lawyers always offer a free initial consultation to review your workers’ compensation case and answer all of your questions, confidentially. We regularly advise working men and women of their legal rights and serve clients in the Albany region as well as throughout Upstate New York, from Poughkeepsie to Utica to Saratoga Springs and beyond. We also know how to properly prepare third-party liability claims if someone other than your employer is responsible for your injury.
What Benefits Are Available From Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation provides three main benefits to injured workers:
- Medical care and prescription drugs for the work-related injury or occupational disease
- Disability benefits for as long as you are unable to work or can only work part-time
- A scheduled loss of use payment, which is a lump sum settlement for any percentage of permanent disability that results from the accident or illness
Workers’ compensation benefits are paid regardless of who was at fault for the accident or illness. Injured railroad workers are entitled to additional benefits under a law known as FELA.
Do I Need a Lawyer’s Help to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Your interests and the interests of the insurance company responsible for paying workers’ compensation benefits are not the same. It’s not unusual for the insurance company to deny valid claims, miscalculate your benefits, or offer you far less money than you deserve if you have suffered a permanent disability. If you have suffered a serious injury, an attorney can help you obtain all of the benefits you deserve.
What Is a Third-Party Liability Claim?
You may be entitled to compensation beyond workers’ compensation if your injury was caused by a third party, which is someone who does not work for your employer. Examples of third parties are vendors working on job sites, equipment manufacturers and other drivers in motor vehicle accidents.
Work Injury Lawyers Serving Albany, Troy, Schenectady and All of Upstate NY
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Albany workers’ compensation attorneys. We can meet you at any of our four regional offices located in Albany, Latham, Troy, Saratoga Springs, or at a location more convenient for you.