Workplace accidents and job-related illnesses create numerous problems for victims and their families. Aside from the physical harm, costs for medical treatment can pile up quickly. New York’s workers’ compensation system is designed to cover their needs, but in many cases, the process fails injured workers unless they are backed by strong legal counsel. At Snyder Law Firm, PLLC in Syracuse, our attorneys have years of combined legal experience and know how to deal with insurance companies and employers who are unwilling to meet their responsibilities. Whether you’ve been hurt in a single incident, been exposed to unsafe substances, or are suffering from a repetitive stress condition, our firm will battle to obtain the benefits you are entitled to. Attorney David Snyder has worked on behalf of both claimants and defendants in thousands of workers’ compensation matters and can help you understand how your case will proceed.
Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits does not require any proof of fault on your employer’s part, but you must notify them within 30 days of the injury and file a claim with the New York Workers’ Compensation Board. Our firm can help you avoid problems by filing these claims in a timely, professional manner, giving you the best chance at a quick resolution where you can receive:
We serve clients throughout the region, including residents of Onondaga, Oswego and Cayuga counties. Each victim receives a free initial consultation, where you can get an informed evaluation of your potential workers’ compensation claim.
If you have been denied workers’ compensation benefits, we take quick action to file an appeal on your behalf. Our accomplished firm evaluates the reason for the denial and advocates for you in a hearing before a workers’ compensation judge and any pre-hearing conferences. Should the judge refuse to reverse the matter, our firm can seek relief before a three-member panel of the Workers’ Compensation Board and in court, if warranted.
Sadly, some injuries are so severe that the victim never regains full physical function. In cases where someone requires an amputation or loses the use of a body part, permanent disability benefits are available once the individual has reached maximum medical improvement. If a dispute exists, our firm prepares a comprehensive argument to demonstrate the extent of the impairment.
Snyder Law Firm, PLLC advises workers’ compensation claimants throughout Onondaga, Oswego and Cayuga counties. Please call 315-800-6127 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Syracuse office.