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Our Legal Services – Handling More Than Just Workers’ Compensation

At the core of everything we do is one simple philosophy: people helping people. Many people come to us for help resolving their workers’ compensation cases, but they end up finding out they are eligible for other cases too: such as social security disability or personal injury. We have the staff, experience, and ability to work one-on-one to handle a wide variety of cases, including these. Reach out to us today if you or someone you know has been injured at work and needs the best representation. Here is what we can do.

Workers’ Compensation

Any worker who is injured in New York is entitled to all reasonable medical care and treatment until cured. This includes continuous trauma, repetitive stress, and strain. You should know that care that is covered by workers’ compensation claims in New York includes medical bills, surgical procedures, hospital services, dental procedures, crutches and orthopedic devices, chiropractic treatment, and more. In short, people who are unsure if they should file a workers’ comp claim in New York should, because the treatment options and what it covers is very comprehensive and thorough.

When you work with one of our attorneys, we can handle the hard questions that you throw at us, such as:

– Stipulations and rewards

– Compromises and releases

– Lifetime medical care

– Benefits for disability, ranging from temporary to permanent

– Job retraining

That’s not all though. Cases involving workers’ comp are often multi-faceted and may include some of the following, so keep reading to learn more.

Social Security Benefits

When employers fail to uphold the state’s labor laws and requirements, especially surrounding the benefits you deserve through social security, then we can step in and help to make things right.

There are two instances in particular where companies can be in violation of the law, and they have to do with deductions.

The first area involves Federal Income Tax, State Income Tax, and Local Income Tax. These are required to be withheld by the company. When they are in violation of this – generally by avoiding, falsifying, or simply not complying – they can face serious penalties, fines, and lawsuits.

The second area involves deductions required for FICA, which deals with Medicare Tax and Social Security Tax.  When you work, a percentage of your pay goes towards both – which is matched by your employer.

We know you work hard. We work with the Federal Insurance Contributions Act to ensure that our clients get everything they are entitled to when employers are trying to cheat the system. When your employer isn’t properly handling deductions or isn’t doing them at all, it is a major violation of FICA. And we’ll fight alongside you every step of the way to ensure you get the settlement you deserve.

Workers Comp Cases for Uninsured Employers

If you’re a small business owner, it is important that you have workers’ comp insurance for your employees. If you don’t, you open yourself up to be personally liable for any claim that could come against you. That’s why we work hand-in-hand with small business owners like yourself to advise and help to ensure that insurmountable problems don’t come to pass.

Consider this: if you’ve been assessed a penalty by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, you open yourself up to criminal prosecution on top of whatever penalty they may have assessed.

If you an employee filed a claim at a time when you didn’t have workers’ comp insurance, we can advise you on your next steps and where to go from here. We can also help advise you on all aspects of this particular law, including who should be covered and other nuances.

If you aren’t sure about your workers’ comp insurance or an employee has a case against you, you need us on your side. Contact us today.