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The Disability Guys: New York Workers’ Compensation, Social Security, And Disability Attorneys

When you are hurt on the job or unable to continue working due to a disability, you owe it to yourself and your family to apply for disability benefits or workers’ compensation. Markhoff & Mittman P.C., also known as “The Disability Guys”, is a workers’ compensation and social security disability law firm that represents injured workers and their families who live in New York City, Westchester County, Nassau County, Suffolk County, and other parts of the metropolitan area. Our disability attorneys have helped tens of thousands of clients win benefits from the:

Our lawyers can also help if an accident has left you injured or disabled. Don’t let an insurance company intimidate you into accepting a denial of your claim or a low settlement offer.

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“They kept my best interests at heart.”

Having the same lawyer and support team throughout is important. Updates on a regular basis of the status of the case and returning of calls was much more prompt after I started dealing with the same lawyers and support team.




Client Approved For 10-year-old SSD Claim – $220,000

Former NYPD With Severe Heart Problems – $74,100

Multiple Sclerosis Patient Past-Due Benefits – $16,000


Don’t Guess About Your Case—Call Us Today at 866-205-2415

Have You Been Injured at Work in New York Or Unable to Continue Working Due to a Disability?

As one of the oldest disability firms in New York—we were founded in 1933—we know what we’re doing. You can depend on us to take care of your injury claim, accident claim, workers compensation claim, or disability claim no matter how complex. Our law firm practice is in one area and one area only: helping injured workers receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

You must proceed carefully when applying for benefits—disability, workers’ compensation, or retirement disability. One mistake in a doctor’s record or a missing form can make the difference between immediate benefits or months, possibly years of delay. You will encounter a bureaucratic morass, with each government benefits program having its own hurdles to jump. Having a lawyer gives you a big advantage. We are your partner to guide you through this process. You can rely on our thorough knowledge of state and federal laws as well as our day-in and-day-out experience in dealing with the offices, personnel, and judges who will decide your case.

When Should I Call A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

The most effective time to call us is right at the beginning—especially if you’re filing for workers’ compensation benefits. Recent changes in the law could jeopardize your right to treatment with the doctor of your choice or to receive appropriate benefits. The same is true if you’re filing with the federal social security program, which initially denies more than 80 percent of claims brought before it. There is no time like now to find experienced legal help.

Not having a lawyer in place before a claim for any type of benefit is denied can weaken your appeal because tight deadlines often leave too little time to gather the necessary medical examinations and records for building a solid case. The best way to avoid this scenario is by contacting us before you think you might need a lawyer, so we can begin to educate you about the steps you’ll face ahead and the workers’ compensation timeline and process.

Call us immediately! Even if you are already receiving benefits, it won’t be long before the insurance company will notify you that your benefits are being reduced or terminated. There’s not a moment to waste in order to guarantee that payments continue. We want to help you. Call us at 866-205-2415. You might also want to listen to our new Blog Talk Radio series, The Social Security Disability Mess, where we will help you understand many of the complexities of obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits. Simply click the blog talk radio icon to the right to access this series.

The Disability Guys:
Attorneys Well-Known for Our Success and Experience

Our single focus is helping you, whether in the field of workers’ compensation law or social security disability law. The lawyer you choose will have a large impact on your future. Our skills and experience will give you the best chance of obtaining the maximum benefits under the law.

In recognition of our record of winning cases and our well-known expertise in all areas of disability and compensation law, other attorneys often ask us to represent their clients when disability compensation is involved. At Markhoff & Mittman, we are honored by the trust placed in us to represent another firm’s clients.

Choose experience. Choose Markhoff & Mittman, The Disability Guys.

Having a lawyer with tested expertise and a successful record is crucial to winning your case.

Lawyers That Know How to Listen

Practicing compensation and disability law is different than writing contracts or reviewing legal briefs. The people who come to us for help are ill or injured. They never imagined that they could not continue to work. They are worried. They and their families need money for health bills, rent, mortgages, food, school supplies, and all the rest that goes into a satisfying, safe, and good life. When you work with us, you’ll understand that we understand. We know the value of your case. We have our own families and concerns and truly understand where you are coming from.

To get started, we offer a free consultation. To arrange to talk to our disability legal team, call 866-205-2415. Or email us by clicking here »


Knowing what to do after a workplace injury can help improve your chances of obtaining any workers’ compensation or disability benefits that you may be entitled to. Two of the most important steps to take immediately after suffering an injury on the job include: Notifying your employer of your injury; and Seeking medical attention for your injuries.  While there are many other steps that you will need to take after reporting your injury and seeking medical attention, these two steps are very important and time sensitive. Our disability lawyers can help you with the next steps including the application process for claims. To get started, you can contact our legal team.



Workers’ compensation gives employees the right to receive benefits when they are injured, develop a condition, or contract illnesses at the workplace. The purpose of workers’ comp is to protect employees who are injured on the job and help them return to gainful employment as soon as possible after an injury or illness. In return for this protection, workers give up their right to sue their employer for negligence, however there are some exceptions. The idea is to limit litigation fees and protect workers in the unfortunate event that they suffer an injury. This would be a fair deal if workers always received the benefits that they are guaranteed under the law. We are here to do something about it.


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