Albany Workers Compensation Lawyer
Hurt At Work in Albany? Contact A Workers' Compensation Lawyer Who Delivers Results
The experienced, Albany workers compensation attorneys at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP know how the legal system works in New York. That's why we have such a strong track record of success. In case after case, we consistently obtain sizable settlements and verdicts for injury victims and their families. For more than 90 years, our dedicated legal team has been fighting for the rights of injured workers in Albany and throughout New York State. That's why we're eager to meet with you.
Our law firm handles a wide range of workplace injury cases in the Albany area. Some of the most common cases we handle involve:
Each one of these cases presents its own unique legal challenges. Sometimes, such injuries involve representing union workers injured on the job. Other times, we may need to file a third-party workplace accident lawsuit if your injury involved the reckless or negligent behavior of someone working for another company at the same job site. That's why it's important to contact us as soon as possible and schedule your free case evaluation at our Albany office or wherever's convenient for you. We have offices throughout the State of New York to serve all your legal needs.
We fight for injured workers in Albany
Workplace accidents in Albany happen frequently and leave workers seriously hurt. Common types of injuries suffered on the job include:
- Broken bones – Workers fall from elevated areas such as scaffolding or ladders, or slip and fall on wet or uneven surfaces.
- Lifting injuries – Many workers suffers back and leg injuries from heavy lifting at their workplace.
- Crush injuries – Workers in industries involving heavy machinery, construction sites, or manufacturing plants can get body parts caugh in moving machinery parts or objects, resulting in severe fractures, amputations, or internal injuries.
- Electrical injuries – Contact with live electricity can result in burns, cardiac issues, nerve damage, and other serious injuries.
- Eye injuries – Flying debris, chemicals, or bright lights can cause eye injuries ranging from minor irritations to severe damage, including vision loss.
The severity and specific types of injuries can vary depending on the nature of the work, the industry, and the circumstances surrounding the accident. But if you were hurt on the job, you deserve workers’ compensation benefits.
Our firm can help you navigate the claims process
If you were hurt in a workplace accident, it’s important to notify your supervisor. This notification must be made within 30 days, and should be done in writing. That way there is documentation. Your employer is then required to report the injury to the insurance company and to the Workers’ Compensation Board.
In order to be considered for benefits, you need to fill out Form C-3, the Employee Claim form. While you have two years to file this firm, we suggest that you don’t wait. Workers’ compensation benefits can pay the costs of medical treatment and provide partial wages while you can’t work.
But many initial claims for benefits are denied. That’s when you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can fight for you. We can investigate your accident to get the facts and build a strong case for benefits. Our lawyers can represent you at all administrative hearings throughout the appeals process. We know what it takes to get results.
Our Albany Lawyers Understand How The Workers' Compensation System Works
Don't underestimate the complexity of your workplace injury accident. If you were hurt at work, there's no guarantee that you will automatically receive the compensation you rightfully deserve for your injury. Your employer might question whether you were really hurt at work. The insurance company or employer-appointed doctor might also raise doubts. That's why it's critical that you have someone on your side, standing up for your rights. We can help you every step of the way. And if necessary, we're prepared to take your case to Albany County court or whoever has jurisdiction over your case. We leave no stone unturned in pursuit of justice.
Contact An Albany Workers Comp Attorney At Our Firm Today
120 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
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