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Syracuse Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Assist Injured Employees

Firm aids job accident victims in Onondaga, Oswego and Cayuga counties

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.

Dedicated attorneys strive to secure benefits available under New York law

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:

  • Medical costs — Reasonable healthcare expenses are fully covered under the workers’ compensation system, whether a business uses an insurance carrier or self-insures. If a question arises over the cause of your ailment or your adherence to medical instructions, we will present a comprehensive case.
  • Lost wages — Payment is provided to help ease the burden faced by employees who cannot earn a living temporarily because of their workplace injury. Recipients who cannot work at all receive two-thirds of their average weekly wage up to the maximum amount set by statute. For the period running from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, the weekly maximum is $870.61.
  • Rehabilitation expenses — When physical or job rehabilitation is required due to a job-related injury, those costs are funded by workers’ compensation benefits. This includes payment for travel costs associated with medical treatment and occupational therapy.

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.

Assertive litigators appeal workers’ compensation benefit denials

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.

Accomplished firm pursues relief for clients with permanent disabilities

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.

Contact a proven Syracuse workers’ compensation lawyer for a free initial consultation

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.

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  • Syracuse Office
    6876 Buckley Road
    Syracuse, New York 13212
    Phone: 315-451-3040
    Fax: 315-207-5727