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Syracuse Workers Compensation Lawyer

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Syracuse NY Workers Compensation Lawyers

Experienced Syracuse Workers Comp Lawyers

Work Injury Lawyers Serving Syracuse and All of Central New York

New York Workers Compensation law is complex. Recent changes in the law make it more difficult than ever to navigate the claims system without a knowledgeable and experienced New York Workers Compensation Lawyer.

The NY Workers Comp lawyers at McMahon, Kublick & Smith, PC in Syracuse understand the law and understand the emotional, physical, and financial difficulties you face if you have been injured on the job or suffer from a work-related illness. We tap all of our resources to help you.

What Benefits are Available to You From Workers Compensation?

New York’s workers compensation provides important rights and benefits, including:

  • 100% of medical costs paid by your employer or its insurance carrier
  • Usually, the doctor of your own choice
  • A lost wage benefit up to a maximum rate
  • A cash benefit for a permanent injury or impairment in certain circumstances
  • Often a hearing before a Workers Compensation Board Law judge to address any disputed issues you may have with your employer or its insurance carrier

Do I Need a Lawyer to Help Me File a Workers Compensation Claim?

Syracuse Workers Compensation Attorneys - New YorkIn recent years, the Workers’ Compensation Board has changed how it administers claims, often to the detriment of the injured worker. In the past, the Board automatically scheduled a hearing if a worker lost time from work or suffered a serious injury. Currently, the Board places the burden on the injured worker to prepare a case, obtain medical evidence of permanency, and request a hearing.

Compounding the issue, your interests and those of the insurance company who is to pay your workers compensation benefits aren’t the same. It is not unusual for a workers compensation insurance carrier to deny a valid claim outright, undervalue your benefits, or offer much less in terms of a payout settlement than that to which you are rightfully entitled, particularly if you have suffered a disability that is permanent in nature. All of this means that if you have been seriously injured, an experienced workers comp attorney can help make sure you navigate the system and get all the benefits to which you are entitled and deserve.

Experienced Workers Compensation Lawyers in Syracuse

If your weekly compensation payments have been reduced, or if you have had surgery, a broken bone, facial scar, or if you have any permanent limitations or restrictions, you have the right to a hearing before a Workers’ Compensation Board law judge to consider further monetary awards provided for under the law.

McMahon, Kublick & Smith, PC helps enforce that right by representing clients at hearings and working to ensure full payment of benefits.

Our firm focuses on all types of injury law and can pursue every available avenue for recovery, including SSD benefits, workers’ compensation benefits, and a personal injury claim. Injury victims may be entitled to receive benefits through all three types of claims.

Proven Workplace Injury Experience You Can Rely Upon

We handle all types of workplace accidents:

  • Factory accidents
  • Manufacturing injuries
  • Construction accidents
  • Warehouse accidents
  • Accidents involving heavy equipment
  • Toxic exposure
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Exposure to HIV/AIDs and hepatitis

What to Do If You Are Injured at Work

  • Report the accident and/or injury to your employer as soon as possible. The employer must receive notice of the accident within 30 days.
  • Seek treatment from a physician. Your medical bills should be covered by the employer or insurance carrier if it is a work-related injury.
  • Be sure to tell the physician every part of your body that was injured to help document your claim.
  • Be sure to follow your doctor’s orders and return for treatment or physical therapy according to his orders. It is very important to have up-to-date medical reports available at the time of hearings and for all periods when you were unable to work.

Syracuse Workplace Injury Lawyers

At McMahon, Kublick, & Smith, our lawyers always provide a free, confidential initial consultation to review your workers’ compensation case and answer all your questions completely and thoroughly. If you have been seriously injured, chances are excellent that our Syracuse workers compensation attorneys can help with our full-service approach. Contact McMahon, Kublick & Smith, PC online or at 1-800-638-2998. The call is free, and so is the initial consultation. If we take your injury case, you pay no fees unless we recover money for you.

Daniel G. McMahon

Timothy J. McMahon

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