At Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., in Schenectady, we help injured Capital District workers obtain compensation benefits for their injuries. Our attorneys have decades of experience and can answer your questions about workers’ compensation in a free consultation.
What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Workers’ compensation pays medical bills and a percentage of your lost earnings resulting from a work-related injury. Disabilities under this program can include injuries or work-related occupational diseases.
For many injured workers, workers’ compensation is the only thing keeping them afloat financially after losing the ability to work, but it is also a complicated process.
Many people are denied their workers’ compensation benefits the first time they apply, and many others receive payment that is inadequate.
Are Employers Required To Carry Workers’ Compensation?
Most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover any employee injured on the job. These insurance carriers often deny the claims of injured workers, however, claiming that the workers are not disabled or that the injury did not occur as a result of their work.
What Types Of Work Injury Claims Do You Handle?
We handle claims involving injuries and fatalities suffered in:
- Construction site accidents
- Scaffolding falls
- Ladder falls
- Forklift accidents
- On-the-job auto accidents
- Repetitive stress injuries
In some cases, we may be able to pursue third-party personal injury claims in addition to workers’ compensation claims.
What If My Claim Is Denied?
Our attorneys have decades of experience fighting for the benefits of injured workers. We know that denials are often part of the process. Let us fight through this process for you, to get you the compensation you need.
Am I Eligible For Workers’ Compensation And SSDI?
Many people who are receiving workers’ compensation benefits are also eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
If you are eligible for both, it is essential that you work with attorneys who have experience with both of these benefit programs. Without careful planning, it is possible to have a substantial portion of your benefits taken back by Social Security.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Attorney?
You will never receive a bill from us. Our fees are paid out of settlements or judgments we reach for you.
Let Us Help You: Free Initial Consultation
We serve clients in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and throughout the Capital District of New York. If you have experienced a work-related injury, talk with one of our experienced lawyers. Call 518-631-4521 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.