New Book Helps Injured Workers Protect Their Rights
New York Attorney Brian Mittman’s New Book, ‘5 DEADLY SINS THAT CAN DERAIL YOUR NEW YORK WORKERS COMPENSATION CASE—Avoid Them and You May Have a Shot at Receiving Benefits!,’ Helps Injured Workers Understand Their Rights and the Obstacles They Face When Dealing with Insurance companies, the Workers Compensation Board, and Employers
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April 6, 2009, White Plains, NY – New York attorney, Brian M. Mittman, has authored a new book written to help injured workers protect their legal rights. The book, 5 Deadly Sins That Can Derail Your New York Workers Compensation Case – Avoid Them and You May Have a Shot at Receiving Benefits!, discusses a topic that can happen to anyone — what to do when you have been hurt on the job or if you are unable to continue working due to a disability. The book is designed to help employees navigate the difficult bureaucratic and legal world of workers’ compensation and disability.
“As a lawyer, I see some tragic and heart wrenching accidents,” says Mittman. “These accidents affect the injured party and their families who are emotionally distraught and likely overwhelmed with the legal and insurance claims process that may ensue.”
Nationally millions of people are injured each year. The United States Department of Labor reported that there were four million non-fatal occupational injuries among private industry employees in 2007 alone.
In 5 DEADLY SINS THAT CAN DERAIL YOUR NEW YORK WORKERS COMPENSATION CASE – Avoid Them and You May Have a Shot at Receiving Benefits!, Mittman addresses key issues including myths about workers compensation claims; tips for finding a qualified workers compensation attorney; explanation of why workers compensation is not a lawsuit; why you must disclose past accidents and injuries to your lawyer, as well as tactics the insurance companies use to deny you benefits. Mittman also helps workers understand the pros and cons of hiring an attorney to represent their case, including the real story behind attorney’s fees.
"Attorneys who genuinely care about their clients and have the necessary expertise are hard to find, but easy to spot,” says New York personal injury attorney Neal Goldstein about Mittman. “In writing 5 Deadly Sins That Can Derail Your New York Workers Compensation Case – Avoid Them and You May Have a Shot at Receiving Benefits!, Mr. Mittman leaves no doubt that he is such an attorney.” Mr. Goldstein states, “Armed with experience, knowledge and compassion, Mr. Mittman has created a book that will guide employees through the often confusing process of seeking fair compensation for injuries which affect their job performance ."
“Having the right workers’ compensation lawyer for my clients is essential,” says Goldstein. “This book is proof beyond a reasonable doubt that Brian Mittman and his firm, Markhoff & Mittman, stand out against those who claim to practice workers' compensation. “
Former White Plains City Court Judge Andrew Brottman said, “This book is an excellent example of why Mittman is so well respected in this field. With clear cut narratives and easy-to-understand examples, this book can serve as a road map for any injured party to charting the appropriate course to follow.”
“I wrote this book for those who find themselves in the complex situation of dealing with an anti worker insurance industry and the giant bureaucracy known as the Workers Compensation Board.” says Mittman. “And, to provide employees with good information they can read in the quiet of their own home BEFORE hiring a lawyer and talking to the insurance adjuster.”
The book is published by Word Association Publishers and is available for $16.95 at Amazon.com. As a public service to citizens in New York State, for a limited time free copies are available through www.markhofflaw.com.
About Brian M. Mittman
Brian M. Mittman is the Managing Partner of Markhoff & Mittman, a law firm helping injured workers and their families since 1933. His practice focuses on Workers Compensation Claims, Social Security Disability Claims and other Disability related matters. He wrote this book to provide injured workers with the information they will need to help them understand their rights and the obstacles they face when dealing with insurance companies, the Workers Compensation Board, and employers. Currently, Mr. Mittman serves as Co-Chair of the New York Workers Compensation Alliance, as an Executive Board member of the Society of New York Workers’ Compensation Bar Association, Inc., and on the Board for the Injured Workers’ Bar Association where he is the Regional Director for Westchester County. You can learn more about Brian Mittman and Markhoff & Mittman, PC by visiting www.markhofflaw.com.