In the first 8 months of 2016 alone, 13,041 workers’ compensation claims were filed in New York City, many of them by Brooklyn residents. Unfortunately, often these claims are denied or the compensation provided simply isn’t enough to ensure the worker is kept financially safe. That’s where we come in.
We Can Help
The doors of our workers’ compensation law firm first opened in 1933 and since that time, our team has been on the forefront of New York workers’ compensation and workers disability. We are dedicated to helping injured workers get the compensation they need, whether it be through a workers’ compensation claim, social security disability claim, or personal injury lawsuit.
Our attorneys can guide you through the process of filling out the actual claim forms, speak on your behalf with insurance companies, and explain all available legal options to you. We believe that communication is one of the most important factors in our relationships with our clients, which is why our attorneys are available to answer questions throughout the entire process.
Steps You Should Take After An Accident
There are easy steps that you can take after being injured at work:
- Seek medical attention immediately – even if you aren’t sure that the injury is serious.
- Notify your supervisor.
- Collect any contact information from those who witnesses the accident.
- Take photographs of the scene and any injuries.
- Contact a workers’ compensation attorney before speaking to the insurance company.
121 Dekalb Ave
New York, NY 11201
New York Methodist Hospital
506 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Maimonides Medical Center
4802 10th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
585 Schenectady Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Social Security Administration Offices
154 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
3386 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11208
1111 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
You can contact Social Security by calling 800-772-1213.
By Brian Mittman
May 30, 2017- Worker Injured In Heavy Equipment Accident
A spillway worker who was operating an excavator as he removed debris from the Feather River at the base of the spillway, was involved in an accident. According to authorities, the contract worker was injured in a heavy equipment accident. An excavator next to him struck the cab of the first excavator and injured the man inside. The injured man was transported to hospital by helicopter and fortunately, he was released quickly. He is believed to be recovering well after he had hit his head in the accident. His time away from work was estimated to be short too.
April 24, 2017- Bill That Hides Workplace Injuries Signed By The President
New legislation that loosens the reporting requirements faced by employers when workers get hurt or sick because of their jobs, has been signed by President Trump. This new bill shortens the amount of time that employers in dangerous industries are required to keep accurate records of worker injuries. The period has been changed from five years to only six months. The unfortunate thing about this new bill is that it will rollback OSHA’s record-keeping rule and allow unscrupulous companies to doctor their injury data and hide ongoing hazards from regulators. This could also lead to OSHA having a harder time identifying recurring problems with certain employers and in other industries.
March 24, 2017- Construction Worker Found Entangled In Industrial Equipment
A construction worker died recently after he was entangled in equipment and building materials at a construction site. Police responded to calls of a worker who was in distress, unfortunately by the time they arrived the victim was entangled in equipment and was dead on the scene. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as medical examiners, are investigating the man’s death.
August 3rd, 2016 – Construction Worker In Critical Condition
A man has been listed as being in critical condition after he fell 15 feet into a hole while working. Investigators have indicated his accident took place because a backhoe hit a utility pole which then toppled over and pushed him into the hole. For more information on this check out CBS Local.
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"Thank you for all that have done for me. I highly recommend the firm of Markhoff and Mittman to everyone filing a Social Security Disability claim. I can tell you from my experience that you will receive individualized attention from a team of knowledgeable, caring professionals. Led by attorney Scott Daniels, the team of Beth Kirby, Sharon Baez and Don Bridges worked together to ensure that all the medical records and pertinent facts of my case were gathered and presented to the Social Security Administration to provide me with the best possible chance for a successful outcome to my claim. My contact with Mr. Daniels and the support team included regular emails and phone calls which were responded to promptly. Mr. Daniels, in particular would contact me every so often by phone, just to touch base with me, and let me know that everything was being done and we were on course. I greatly appreciated the friendly, caring treatment that I received from everyone at Markhoff and Mittman. When my hearing date was nearing, Mr. Daniels went over the details of my case with me. It was reassuring to know that all of the facts were ready to be presented. I was impressed with Mr. Daniels presentation of my case and with his knowledge of the Social Security Disability laws. "Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★