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.
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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 witnessed the accident.
- Take photographs of the scene and any injuries.
- Contact a workers’ compensation attorney before speaking to the insurance company.
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Man Falls Three Stories From Scaffolding
On Sunday, June 18th, 2017, a 58-year-old man was working on scaffolding on Nostrand Ave when the unthinkable happened. According to police, he slipped and fell, but instead of landing on the scaffolding he fell over the edge and went three stories to the ground below. He sustained a traumatic brain injury and sadly passed away from his injuries.
Ambulette Flips Over Causing Injuries
Most people are aware of ambulances, but there is another type of medical transport vehicle called an ambulette. Just recently, one of these transport vans overturned at Fulton Ave, causing injuries to the driver. Police have yet to determine why the vehicle flipped.
Run Away Bus Crashes And Causes Injuries In Brooklyn
On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, at around 1 a.m., a bus went in reverse down a Brooklyn street. It gained speed and went down Palmetto St until it crashed into several cars and crashed into the wall of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. One person was injured.
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New York is a constantly growing city and in order to keep up with that growth, construction companies are constantly hiring new employees. But what many companies also do is choose to overlook certain safety standards in an effort to save the company time and money. However, when the correct safety measures aren’t taken, workers get hurt.
Workers’ compensation should be provided for these injured workers under the law. An insurance claim can help the worker pay for their medical bills and lost wages, but approval of the claim isn’t guaranteed.
Sometimes, it’s not the employer who fails to follow safety standards. On many construction sites, there are multiple contractors all working on their own projects and the negligence of one of these parties can result in an accident. Then, in addition to filing for workers’ comp, those who are injured can pursue a construction accident lawsuit which may provide them with additional compensation.
The best way to ensure that either of these claims will provide the needed funds is to contact a law firm as soon as possible who can help with all of the paperwork, collect evidence, and pursue justice.
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Being hurt at work is shocking enough but learning that the injuries you’ve sustained will prevent you from working and will likely prevent you from enjoying activities you previously enjoyed can be devastating. Then comes the realization that a regular income is no longer possible.
In America, most adults don’t have a financial support system strong enough to ensure they don’t become financially destitute. However, social security disability can help. Most people think of social security as something you collect when you retire, however, it is possible to obtain payments if a disability prevents the workers return to work.
Sadly, getting coverage is difficult and more than half of all initial claims are denied. By working with an attorney, applicants can not only have a less stressful experience but they are also more likely to get their claim approved the first time.
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Thanks to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, employers have thousands of safety standards that need to be followed so that their employees are kept safe. Yet every day, employers feel that they know better and ignore those standards. While they may get lucky for a while, inevitably, an accident will happen. In other cases, a third party’s negligence or defective product was the issue which caused workers to become injured.
Regardless of how the accident occurred, workers’ compensation insurance should be available. Injured workers can file a claim which is supposed to provide them with money for their medical bills. If they are unable to return to work, the coverage may also provide them with a fraction of their lost wages.
Proving that a claim is valid is much more difficult than it should be because insurance companies are always trying to save themselves money by finding ways to deny claims. But with a lawyer by the applicant’s side, the claim is much more likely to be approved.
At Markhoff & Mittman, we understand the ins and outs of the workers’ comp process and we also understand how the insurance companies work. We aren’t afraid to aggressively fight for our client’s rights and we are dedicated to making sure compensation is obtained.
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Every single day hundreds of people are hurt in accidents that are caused by another party. While different types of insurance may help to cover some of the expenses, the victims of these accidents are often left financially devastated. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t recover their losses.
If the injuries that were sustained prevent the client from returning to work, our legal team will begin the process of filing for Social Security Disability which can help them to pay their bills. Then, the case will be reviewed to determine if a personal injury lawsuit can be pursued.
Our firm has helped hundreds of plaintiffs obtain the monetary compensation they need after an accident. Together, we work through the necessary paperwork, contact any witnesses, collect evidence, and prepare the case for court. Throughout this process, we also negotiate aggressively with the defendants.
The amount of compensation obtain for each client varies from case to case and depends on their losses, but our legal team does their best to ensure that it will cover past and future expenses.
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April 6th, 2018 – Illegal Hoist Kills Market Employee
On April 2nd, 2018, an employee at a food market in East Flatbush was killed while moving goods. Police arrived on scene after being called because a “freight elevator” collapsed on the man, however, when they arrived it was actually a poorly made hoist. The initial investigation showed that the hoist was illegally installed and completed lacked the required safety guards which is ultimately what caused the collapse and death of the man who was trapped underneath.
March 2nd, 2018 – Floor Collapses, Injuring One
The floor at a Brooklyn demolition site collapsed, sending the man standing on top of it plummeting into the basement of the structure. It took more than an hour for firefighters and medics to rescue him due to the fact that the basement walls needed to be shored up before anyone else could enter safely. Once removed from the building, the victim was rushed to the hospital where he was treated for serious injuries.
February 23rd, 2018 – Several Firefighters Hurt In Brooklyn Blaze
At least three firefighters sustained injuries while fighting a three-alarm fire in Brooklyn. The blaze consumed a three-story building in Crown Heights despite the fact that firefighters responded quickly to a 9:15 pm call.
December 28th, 2017 – Constrction Worker Falls Two Floors
While working on a 184-year-old landmarked house in Brooklyn, a construction worker fell from the roof while placing shingles. He fell onto the porch, landing on his head. He was then rushed to the hospital and has been listed in critical condition. His employer has been fined for having inadequate fall protection at the worksite.
October 10th, 2017 – Drunk Driver Hits Four Bicyclists
During the 28th Annual NYC Century Bike Tour, four participants were seriously injured by a drunk driver. The driver, who police have reported was not only drunk but also unlicensed, stopped behind the bicyclists at a red light but suddenly accelerated, hitting many of them and knocking them off their bikes. Then he reversed backing over a 55-year-old woman and pinned her under the car. The driver remained on the scene and was arrested while emergency responders rushed the woman to the hospital where she was noted to be in critical condition. Paramedics also treated three other riders.
September 29, 2017- Bed-Stuy Brooklyn Accident Leaves Two Construction Workers Hurt
Two workers were injured on Thursday, 28 September 2017, in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn. The workers were injured in an accident at a construction site in Brooklyn. According to authorities, the workers were conscious and alert. No other details were immediately available in this accident. However, photographers on the scene stated that the area had metal joists that were not holding. It is likely the floor collapsed.
August 22, 2017- Brooklyn Construction Worker Crushed In An Elevator Accident On Site
A power outage on a construction site ended fatally for a construction worker. The construction worker was a 53-year old man who had returned on site after work. According to reports, the man got stuck in an elevator during a power outage in the building he had returned to. The Brooklyn construction worker tried to open the elevator doors himself so that he could crawl out. Unfortunately, the power came back on unexpectedly and caused the elevator to move again and crushed the man between the doors of the elevator and the floor.
July 28, 2017- Construction Worker Dies In Elevator Accident
June 30, 2017- Power Plant Accident Kills Two People And Injures Four
An accident that took place Thursday, June 29, 2017, inside Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station, killed one employee and one contractor and critically injured four other contractors. According to the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, the blast happened before 5 p.m. at the plant. The four injured workers were transported by ground and air to Tampa General Hospital. OSHA was on the scene investigating this incident on Friday, June 30, 2017. This investigation could take weeks before it is clear what caused the fatal blast to happen.
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 ★★★★★