A workplace injury can leave you totally disabled for months, years, and even the rest of your life. If you are coping with a permanent disability, it is important to explore all of your legal options and sources of potential relief.
At the Law Offices of Dennis Kenny, P.C., our Albany disability attorneys have extensive experience helping injured workers with workers' compensation claims. For those suffering from temporary or permanent disability, we offer representation in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) matters as well.
Temporary And Permanent Total Disability
The 2007 workers' compensation legislation has changed things considerably for those with total disability. Only people with permanent total disability are eligible to obtain lifetime workers' compensation benefits.
If you have a temporary total disability, you may obtain relief for a period of time, until the court determines you are ready to return to work.
Remember, however, it is extremely important to explore all avenues of relief.
Filing a Social Security Disability Insurance claim can help you get benefits in addition to those you obtain through workers' compensation.
If a third party (not your employer) was responsible for your injury, you may also file a personal injury claim.
Our attorneys will work closely with you to determine all potential sources of compensation to help you seek the relief you need.
Total Industrial Disability
If you have a partial disability, but are nonetheless unable to work due to compounding factors (age, educational background, job skills) you may be found to have a "total industrial disability." This designation would allow you to receive the same lifetime benefits that a person with a permanent total disability would. While your doctor's evaluation will play an important role in this determination, the final decision will lie with the judge. We can help you present a compelling case that gives you the best chance of legal success.
Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation
If you have questions about your benefit eligibility under New York workers' compensation law, we are here for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 888-312-5516 to speak with an experienced Newburgh work injury lawyer.