Guilderland, New York Workers' Compensation Lawyers
He spent his formative years as a Legal Aid Society attorney, after which he worked as a civil rights attorney protecting the rights of psychiatric patients and developmentally disabled residents in central and...
Valerie dedicates her law practice to protecting the rights of individuals with serious injuries and disabilities. For the past 29 years, she has devoted her career to helping victims of abuse and neglect receive the compensation and benefits they deserve – whether from personal injury, dental malpractice, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and wrongful death, social security disability, or workers compensation. Valerie is admitted to practice before all of the State Courts of New York, the Federal District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts, and the United States Supreme Court. She obtained her B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia...
Mr. Bottar is an accomplished attorney and has received numerous honors and awards. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers In America and named Syracuse's 2019 Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice and Product Liability. The National Trial Lawyers have named him as one of the Top 100 in New York State....
Joshua Pollack graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1990 and, shortly thereafter, became a trial attorney representing the City of New York. During his tenure with the City, Josh selected over 100 juries and took over 60 verdicts on cases involving all types of claims including, trip and fall accidents, auto accidents, school supervision, police misconduct, unsafe place to...
BALDWINSVILLE, NY 13027
Western New England University School of Law
Within the legal community, Mitchell Proner has held important positions and received many prestigious honors:
Pat President of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Lifetime member of the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum
Top 100 trial lawyer, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009-present
Nominated by his peers as “Super Lawyer”, 2008-2014
Rated “AV”, the highest possible...
Injured on the job?
The workers' compensation system attempts to streamline the process for handling work-related injuries and illnesses, such as a loss of limb, back injury, or repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The system generally provides fixed remedies to employees suffering from work-related injuries without requiring the employee to prove fault, thereby minimizing the need for litigation and its associated costs. Benefits from workers' compensation insurance may include medical care, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and death benefits.
The workers' compensation system is typically an alternative to filing a civil lawsuit for a personal injury claim, and in most cases, you may not pursue both avenues for compensation for an injury.
A workers' compensation lawyer can help you navigate the workers' compensation system to get the full benefits to which you are entitled. If your injury was caused by someone or something not covered by your employer's workers' compensation insurance, a workers' compensation attorney can help you file a third-party claim so that you get the compensation you deserve.
Sometimes workers' compensation attorneys also handle matters in personal injury or employment law. However, some attorneys also handle workers' compensation matters exclusively.
Cumulative injury: The career total of an employee's job-related injuries resulting in disabilities.
Third-party claim: A legal claim by an employee against a party who is not the employer and whose negligence caused injury during or in the course of employment.
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