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Albany Workers Compensation Lawyer

Albany Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Experienced Workers Comp Lawyers

New York workers’ compensation pays you benefits if you are unable to work due to an on-the-job injury or occupational disease. Unfortunately, many people don’t receive the benefits they deserve because they are unaware of the rules.

At Hacker Murphy, our lawyers always offer a free initial consultation to review your workers’ compensation case and answer all of your questions, confidentially. We regularly advise working men and women of their legal rights and serve clients in the Albany region as well as throughout Upstate New York, from Poughkeepsie to Utica to Saratoga Springs and beyond. We also know how to properly prepare third-party liability claims if someone other than your employer is responsible for your injury.

What Benefits Are Available From Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation provides three main benefits to injured workers:

  • Medical care and prescription drugs for work-related injury or occupational disease
  • Disability benefits for as long as you are unable to work or can only work part-time
  • A schedule loss of use award, which is a lump sum settlement for any percentage of permanent disability that results from the accident or illness

Workers’ compensation benefits are paid regardless of who was at fault for the accident or illness. Injured railroad workers are entitled to additional benefits under a law known as FELA.

Do I Need a Lawyer’s Help to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Your interests and the interests of the insurance company responsible for paying workers’ compensation benefits are not the same. It’s not unusual for the insurance company to deny valid claims, miscalculate your benefits, or offer you far less money than you deserve if you have suffered a permanent disability. If you have suffered a serious injury, an Albany workers’ compensation attorney can help you obtain all of the benefits you deserve.

What Is a Third-Party Liability Claim?

You may be entitled to compensation beyond workers’ compensation if your injury was caused by a third party, which is someone who does not work for your employer. Examples of third parties are vendors or subs working on job sites, equipment manufacturers, and other drivers in motor vehicle accidents.

Work Injury Attorneys Serving Albany, Troy, Schenectady and All of Upstate NY

Hacker Murphy also represents clients with the following injury cases:

We can meet you at any of our four regional offices located in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, or at a location more convenient for you.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our top-rated Albany workers’ comp attorneys.

Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.
  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.

  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.