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New York Social Security Disability Lawyers

Experienced and Focused ∙ Capital District Attorneys

Since our beginning as Silverman & Silverman more than 70 years ago, this firm has focused exclusively on helping our injured New York clients obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Because of our many years of experience and focus on this area of law, we have gained a thorough understanding of the trials that workers face after suffering injuries and illnesses that prevent them from working. We know you are going through a difficult time, and we will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve as we help you through the process. Our Schenectady Social Security Disability attorneys have also gained a thorough understanding of the legal aspects of obtaining benefits for injured workers. We can help you:

  • Navigate the complex legal processes: Both Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can pose tremendous bureaucratic challenges for injured workers. We have handled tens of thousands of these cases, so we know how to help you through it.
  • Maximize your benefits: Our experience is especially beneficial when navigating the intersection between Workers' Compensation and SSDI. Simple mistakes can lead to diminished benefits. For workers who are eligible for benefits from both programs, it is essential to have attorneys experienced at coordinating both at the same time.

Most injured workers find the Workers' Compensation and SSDI processes to be incomprehensible mazes keeping them from their needed benefits. We simplify these processes, answer your questions and help you get the best financial compensation benefits available to you. Contact us for a free consultation.

Dedicated to Helping You

Our attorneys and staff have dedicated our careers to helping regular people get the benefits they need when injuries and illnesses keep them from being able to work. We will handle the difficult aspects of the process so that you can focus on getting healthy, and we will help you get the financial compensation you need.

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We serve clients in all upstate Capital District counties. If you have experienced a work-related injury, you can talk with one of our experienced lawyers. Call 518-631-4521 or contact us online for a free initial consultation with a New York work injury compensation attorney.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • What do I need to show to obtain Workers Compensation benefits?


    In order to obtain compensation benefits you need to document that you were an employee, that an accident occurred during the course of your employment (or you developed an "occupational disease" during the course of your employment), that you gave notice to your employer within 30 days of the accident and that you filed your claim for benefits within two years of the date of the accident. There are some exceptions to these requirements which should be discussed with your attorney in detail.
  • If the administrative law judge directs the carrier to pay my medical bills and to pay me compensation benefits, and the carriers still objects, what happens?


    If a carrier believes that there are grounds for an appeal they may file such an appeal within 30 days to the Workers Compensation board. Pending the resolution of that appeal in most instances the carrier is not required to pay medical bills or make biweekly payments to the Claimant as directed by the administrative law judge.
  • Am I required by law to have an attorney?


    No. But bear in mind that the insurance carrier is mandated by law to have an attorney or a licensed representative appear at every hearing. These attorneys and licensed representatives often have years of experience, have handled thousands of hearings and are well versed in representing the carrier's point of view. While there is no similar statute requiring the Claimant to be represented, we would highly recommend that they retain counsel. Silverman Law has decades of experience in representing Claimants.
  • The carrier argues that my condition was pre-existing. I don't think that it was but even so I never had these symptoms. What should I do?


    This question of a pre-existing asymptomatic (unnoticed) condition which is made symptomatic by a work-related accident has been decided by both the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York State and the New York State Court of Appeals.
  • Can I collect both Workers Compensation and the Social Security Disability benefits at the same time?


    Yes. If you qualify you may indeed collect both Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability benefits. While Workers Compensation is not reduced because of Social Security Disability payments, your Social Security Disability payments may indeed be reduced because of your Workers Compensation benefits.
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Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C.
527 State St.
Schenectady NY 12305

Phone: 518-631-4521
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Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., is located in Schenectady and serves clients from Albany, Colonie, Guilderland, Cohoes, Watervliet, Glens Falls, South Glens Falls, Hudson, Troy, Queensbury, Saratoga Springs, Amsterdam, Gloversville, Johnstown, Cobleskill, Middleburgh and Menands as well as Schenectady County, Saratoga County, Albany County, Rensselaer County, Montgomery County, Fulton County, Schoharie County, Greene County, Columbia County and Warren County in upstate New York and the Capital District.