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You can appeal if you file a request for reconsideration within 60 days of your denial. You will need to provide more information, such as updated medical records, change in health, and other supporting documents. After filing a reconsideration, the case could move toward a hearing before an administrative law judge or “ALJ.” If the […]

Yes. Well over half (around 70%) of all applicants for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are denied after their first application. In many cases, this is because paperwork wasn’t filled out correctly, or the Social Security Administration doesn’t agree with the medical records. Any individual who is denied has the ability to apply for a […]

By law, no, you do not need an attorney to help you file a Social Security Disability (SSD) claim for benefits. However, statistically, individuals who retain an attorney to help them through the process have a higher chance of getting their claims approved. Also, if your case makes it to the federal court review level, […]

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are available to workers who have worked long enough and paid into the system. Workers even under the age of 24 can qualify for benefits if they have worked for a year-and-a-half out of the past three years. Get more information on how long you have to work to qualify […]

Yes, in many cases. Even though you’re prohibited from directly suing your employer under workers’ compensation laws, you may be able to file a construction accident lawsuit under New York Labor Laws or against third parties such as manufacturers of defective equipment. A personal injury claim could help you recover additional compensation for pain and […]

The sooner you hire a New York personal injury attorney, the sooner we can get to work preparing your case. If you wait too long, it could severely restrict the amount of evidence we are able to collect in order to support your claim. Considering the limited amount of time you have to pursue legal […]

It is best to talk to an attorney before giving any written or recorded statements about the accident or your injuries. Insurance adjusters and their investigators are skilled at asking questions that could lead you to say something that could later be used against you. An experienced attorney can protect you from making mistakes that […]

Under New York’s Labor Laws protecting construction workers, general contractors and property owners and, in certain situations, subcontractors, engineers and safety inspectors are responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for construction workers. For many accidents covered by New York Labor Law §§ 240(1) and 241(6), the general contractors and site owners can be found […]

Your ability to file a claim or lawsuit for a construction accident under New York’s Labor Law does not depend on whether you are back to work or not. If you were forced to accept a different position that doesn’t have the same potential for salary increases or advancement due to your injury, or if […]

Construction accident cases often involve complex legal issues. These include determining whether your accident is covered by New York’s special laws protecting construction workers and establishing who is at fault for the accident. Maximizing your compensation from the case can require obtaining the opinions of experts, all of whom are chosen based on their particular […]