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Workers Compensation: Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

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Many people filing New York Worker's Compensation claims think that they can find their own way through the claims process and deal with any issues that may arise without getting a lawyer specializing in workers compensation law involved in their case. Unfortunately in New York State, that is about as far from the truth as you can get. In a 2009 article in the New York Times, the New York State Workers' Compensation system was characterized...

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Workers Compensation: Report Your Injury Immediately

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Report and File Your Workers Compensation Claim Right Away At McMahon, Kublick & Smith, we cannot stress enough the importance of reporting a workplace injury to your immediate supervisor or manager as soon as it happens. The next thing you should immediately do is file the appropriate paperwork with the New York State Workers Compensation Board. We hear from new clients all the time that they did not file a workers compensation claim or report their injury...

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ERISA Disability Claims & Denial of Benefits

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ERISA Disability Claims & Denial of Benefits In 1974, the US Congress passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in order to protect employee pensions, investments, and benefits. Originally conceived with protecting employee workplace rights, it has mushroomed into a much more complex law that at the end of the day favors employers more than employees. Navigating ERISA benefits claims and denial of benefits requires the help of an experienced workplace injury and benefits lawyer...

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What Is The Most Common Workers Compensation Injury

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What are the Most Common Injuries for Worker's Compensation Claims? Would you believe the answer is simple overexertion? Overexertion can present itself in virtually any kind of job, including white collar office jobs, building trades, warehouse and delivery jobs, auto repair shops, you name it. But some jobs carry a high risk of injury than others. What is overexertion? Simply, it is when your regular physical activity goes above and beyond your body's normative capabilities or when...

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What If No One Witnessed Your Workplace Injury?

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Most injuries that happen in the workplace happen most often when someone else is around. They can be a witness to the incident and provide supporting documentation. But, what do you do when you are injured and there isn’t anyone around to help back up your claim? It is unfortunate, but many work injury claims that have not been witnessed by another are often denied, at least a first. There are three steps you can take...

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Should You Appeal a Workers’ Compensation Denial? Five Important Steps to Preserve Your Claim

Preserving Your Workers' Compensation Claim If you have filed a workers’ compensation claim and have had it denied by the insurance company, it might be frustrating enough to make you want to give up. There are steps you can take to help maintain your claim. Our workers’ compensation attorneys at McMahon, Kublick & Smith in Syracuse, NY offer some important steps to follow to keep your claim open. Determine the Reasons for Your Denial You need to discover...

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Why Do I Need an Accident Injury Lawyer

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An accident injury lawyer can help relieve an enormous amount of stress after you've been injured. If you are injured in an accident, whether at work or not, it can be confusing and stressful trying to understand what you need to do or how to proceed. Apart from the emotional stress of the accident itself, what do you do?  Were you wounded?  If so, seek medical attention immediately. Then, once your injuries have been taken...

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Eight Common Personal Injury Claim Myths

The personal injury attorneys and staff at McMahon, Kublick & Smith have spoken with thousands of New Yorker's about personal injury claims over the years. It is unfortunate, but many people are reluctant to contact an attorney. Here are eight common personal injury claim myths that many people believe to be true, but are not. If personal injury victims don’t take full advantage of their legal rights, they are really walking away from the aid and...

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