Our team, which has been representing workers who have been injured on the job since 1933, is dedicated to making sure the injured are able to obtain the compensation they need and that they are treated with respect during this stressful, difficult time.
How We Can Help You
From the moment you contact our office, we will work with you to review the facts of your case, help you determine if you are eligible for workers’ compensation, assist you with any paperwork, speak with the insurance company on your behalf, inform you of any other legal options available to you, and if you choose, help you pursue those other options. For example, in many cases, it is possible that the injured worker can seek compensation via a personal injury lawsuit in addition to filing for workers’ compensation.
Workers We’ve Represented
Commonly, our clients are construction workers, electricians, nurses, factory workers, firefighters, police officers, transit authority workers, truck drivers, and sanitation workers. But we happily represent workers from ANY profession.
Employment Attorney – Helping Those Who Have Been Hurt On The Job
Hundreds Of Workers’ Compensation Clients Assisted
Lawyers Prepared To Take Cases Before Workers’ Compensation Judge
Results Prove Ability To Obtain Both Ongoing Payments & Retroactive Payments
Law Firm Dedicated To Workers’ Comp For 70+ Years
When someone is hurt at work, in addition to struggling with their physical pain, they are suddenly faced with the stress of figuring the workers’ compensation insurance system. Unfortunately, over the decades, insurance companies have learned that if they make the process difficult, not only will they be able to deny claims but often, applicants will just give up, saving the company money.
What many injured workers don’t realize is that workers’ compensation law firms exist to help them get through the claims and appeals processes. In fact, Markhoff & Mittman also known as The Disability Guys has been helping employees in New York for more than seven decades. Our legal team focuses entirely on identifying all legal avenues available to injured workers.
In the past, our clients have included workers who were injured by:
- crane accidents
- healthcare accidents
- slip & fall accidents
- violent attacks
- heavy lifting
- ladder falls
- building collapse
- falling objects
- scaffolding collapse
- exposure to toxic substances
- mining accidents
- repetitive motions
- defective equipment
- auto accidents
The bottom line is, that all workers’ comp is supposed to be “no-fault” meaning that with very few exceptions, anyone hurt on the job should be covered by the insurance policy even if their own actions caused the accident and injury to occur. It doesn’t matter what exactly caused their injury.
By working with an attorney from the very beginning, applicants can be sure that their claim will be processed quickly and that any problems with the insurance company will be handled immediately. If the claim has already been denied, an attorney can handle the appeals process.
Social Security Attorney – Keeping Disabled Workers Financially Secure
Lawyers Handling Social Security Disability Claims & Social Security Income Claims
Proven Results – Past Clients Obtained Benefits & Lump Sum Settlements
Former Clients Call Law Firm “Caring” and “Excellent Communicators”
Voted Best Social Security Law Firm by Legal Herald 2017
Although most people associated Social Security Disability with retirement, this program also exists to help those who have worked hard and who are now disabled. However, there are requirements that need to be met. First, the applicant must have worked a specific period of time. Second, they must have a physical or emotional disability that prevents them from working, and third, there must be medical evidence to support the inability to work.
For clients who don’t meet those requirements, a different claim can be made to Social Security Income.
Because the government is overwhelmed with applicants and operating with few resources, there is little assistance offered to those who need help the most and more than half of all claims are denied. That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced attorney. Without their help, financial assistance may never be obtained.
Labor Relations Attorney – Getting Injured Employees Back On Their Feet
Lawyers Experienced In Handling Construction Accident Cases
Case Results Include A 9.6 Year Settlement For A Construction Worker Who Fell From Scaffolding
Recommended Highly By Former Clients
Aggressively Fighting For Best Compensation Possible For Injured Workers
Construction accidents are some of the most common and also the most dangerous that an employee can be involved in. Construction workers are constantly surrounded by sharp objects, heavy machinery, live electrical wires, and slip and fall hazards. In addition to this, they are often expected to work from great heights. Without the proper safety gear and standards in place, serious injuries may occur.
In New York, employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance to cover the medical bills of any employees who are hurt on the job. But in many construction accident cases, this isn’t the only compensation that can be obtained. If a third-party, such as a tool manufacturer or another contractor has been negligent, it may be possible to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
This lawsuit can provide additional compensation to cover lost wages, emotional pain, and physical pain and suffering.
In order to pursue this form of compensation, it must be proven that the responsible party was negligent. An attorney can legally obtain evidence to support this claim which could potentially make or break the case.
Law Firm – Ready To Argue A Case Before The Workers’ Comp Board
Workers’ Comp Appeals Handled From Beginning To End
Attorneys Combining Experience & Passion To Present Cases Before The Workers’ Comp Board
Hundreds Of Claims Successfully Appealed
Free Consultations Offered
Stress can be physically, emotionally, and mentally destructive and although everyone experiences it, sometimes life circumstances prevent a person from reducing the stress in their life.
When a worker is hurt on the job, not only are they dealing with physical pain and ongoing medical treatments but they also now have to figure out the workers’ compensation process which is complex. A bit of relief may be felt when they believe that the workers’ comp claim has been completed, however, the stress is likely to come back twice as strong when a denial letter is received.
While the denial can be appealed, it must be done quickly and the correct paperwork must be submitted. Then, the real work begins – building the case.
The case will likely go before the Workers’ Compensation Judge and may end up before the NY Workers’ Comp Board for review. While the applicants are not required to have a lawyer by their side, their chances of overturning a denial are much greater if they do.
Insurance Attorney – Working Closely With Medical Professionals
Law Firm Working Closely With Nurses Who Have Been Hurt On The Job
Benefits Obtained For Nurses With Career Ending Injuries
Voted Top Nursing Injury Lawyers 2016
Aggressively Defending Client’s Rights While Taking On The Insurance Company
Nurses are wonderful caregivers who are frequently there to assist a patient in their time of need but what happens when the nurse becomes the patient? If injured on the job, many nurses are left unaided by the hospital they work for and have to muddle through the workers’ compensation process alone.
What’s even more disturbing is that many hospitals challenge the claim by saying that the nurse wasn’t really injured on the job. Then it’s on the employee to prove that they were hurt while at work – something that is difficult to do when they are already dealing with tremendous pain. This is why contacting an attorney as quickly as possible is incredibly important.
New York, NY 10034
Columbia University Medical Center
630 West 168th St.
New York, NY 10032
Lower Manhattan Hospital
170 William St.
New York, NY 10038
Social Security Offices
New York, NY 10033
123 William St.
New York, NY 10038
237 W 48th St.
New York, NY 10036
What Our Clients Say About Us
"It's a JOY to speak with the staff From the onset I have been treated as if my case was the most important and totally focused and always kept informed of any developments in my case. Joy to speak with staff – Maryann, Ms. Torres, Mrs. Mittman, Mr. Jacobs – all are always responsive. I thank my referring attorney and have appreciated your firm, services from the onset of my injury. I did not know anything about compensation care and as a result of my exposure to your firm I can say that I am well informed. I have referred a few friends/acquaintances to your firm because of my experience and care received by you and your group. I was and continue to be treated with the utmost consideration by all staff of the firm. From the receptionist to the partners, always courteous and dedicated. Always responding to my calls and any questions I may have. So enjoy your monthly newsletter, very upbeat."Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★
By Brian Mittman
April 8th, 2019 – Worker Slashed In The Face At Party City
Violence injured another NYC worker at a Party City in Throggs Neck. According to police, two men, one in a red hoodie and another in a grey hoodie, entered the store. While the cause of the attack is unknown at this time, the result was a serious injury to the employee who was rushed to the hospital in serious condition.
March 8th, 2019 – Construction Worker Beaten By Two Men At Work
A construction worker was severely beaten by two men after he asked them to leave a construction site. According to the police reports, the two men attempted to cut through the construction area. When the worker asked them to leave, they yelled racial slurs and repeatedly punched and kicked him. He sustained an orbital fracture among other injuries. His two attackers have been arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime.
February 8th, 2019 – Nine Construction Workers Exposed To Carbon Monoxide
After receiving a call about construction workers feeling dizzy, the FDNY arrived at a Manhattan construction site to discover that a total of nine workers were experiencing severe dizziness and nausea. Carbon monoxide levels were found to be 750 parts per million. Carbon monoxide is considered dangerous at just 10 parts per million. Each worker was hospitalized and treated.
January 14th, 2019 – New York Considers Telemedicine For Workers’ Comp
A new bill has been put forth which proposes the creation of a seven-person task force. This team would investigate how health technology, including telemedicine, could benefit injured workers in New York. This bill was created after a report from Towers Watson estimated that telemedicine could save businesses more than $6 billion a year.
December 18th, 2018 – Man Caught In Conveyor Belt In Albany
A 67-year-old man who was working at a recycling plant in Albany has died. Police and firefighters were called to the plant around 11:15 p.m. and were told he had been caught in a conveyor belt. He died from his injuries before help arrived. OSHA is investigating the accident.
November 9th, 2018 – Drunk Driver Hits Construction Worker
A construction worker has been hospitalized with two broken legs and other injuries after being hit by a car. Police have reported that the driver of the car, who has been charged with a DWI, reckless driving, and vehicular assault, lost control of the car and drove into the ditch where workers were installing a new water main. The car had to be lifted out of the ditch using the tools used to lift pieces of the water main.
October 3rd, 2018 – Tree Trimmer Fatally Electrocuted
A man who was trimming trees has died and authorities have reported that he was electrocuted. While working more than 40 feet off the ground, the worker struck a power line that was near the tree he was removing. The electric shock sent into his body stopped his heart and damaged his internal organs and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
September 17th, 2018 – Body Of Construction Worker Recovered From Debris
A wall collapsed on Wednesday, September 12th, covering six construction workers. Five of the workers were able to free themselves from the rubble but there was no sign of the sixth. The fire department and engineers from the Department of Buildings spent the remainder of the day and through the night digging and looking for signs of life, but by the time they reached the final man, he had already passed away from his injuries.
August 15th, 2018 – MTA Conductor Violently Attacked By Passengers
After a conductor on a subway train in Brooklyn announced that the train was an Express, angry passengers who had missed their stop attacked him. The police are investigating three men who pushed, punched and threw inanimate objects at the conductor who sustained injuries in the attack.
July 12th, 2018 – New York’s First Inland Port To Be Built
The New York Department of Transportation has announced that $19 million has been given to begin the construction of the state’s first inland port. The port will be placed in the town of DeWitt and a date has not yet been set for construction to begin.
June 21st, 2018 – Company Working On New Construction Technology
A Boston-based contractor is working on new construction technology that would scan photographs of construction sites and provide information on potential hazards. Then, company owners and managers would be able to hold safety meetings prior to work beginning so that all employees are aware of how best to protect themselves.
May 22nd, 2018 – Worker Seriously Injured In Midtown
Investigators are saying that an “electrical incident” resulted in serious injuries to a worker who was doing his job on the 19th floor of Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The incident was referred to as “not quite an explosion”. The injured party was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
April 12th, 2018 – MTA Worker Hit By Bus
An MTA worker died while directing traffic in Queens on March, 27th, 2018. At around 10 a.m., while performing his duties, a coworker driving a bus backed up and ran over him. He was declared dead at the scene. An investigation into the accident has been initiated.
March 20th, 2018 – Repair Man Dies After Fall In Manhattan
A 23-year-old man died from head trauma after falling while working on repairs in a Manhattan subway tunnel. The president of the New York City Transit has stated that a full investigation of the accident is underway and that at this time, all that has been determined is that the victim appears to have fallen from an elevated height while working to remove debris from the tracks. An M.T.A. safety inspection team has been sent to investigate.
February 9th, 2018 – Construction Company Owner Dies In Work Accident
OSHA is investigating an accident which took the life of a construction company owner on Feb 1st, 2018. According to witnesses, the man fell from a ladder and struck his head. He was not wearing any sort of protective gear at the time and sustained a brain injury which ultimately took his life.
August 3rd, 2016 – Cinderblock Hits Construction Worker In The Head
Emergency responders rushed a man who was working on a construction site in Brooklyn to the hospital after a cinderblock fell about five feet and struck him in the head. His injuries were described as “severe”. Learn more at New York Daily News.
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