Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available to individuals who cannot work due to a physical or mental disability and meet additional requirements. Obtaining SSDI benefits is notoriously difficult and often requires appearing before a judge. A lawyer can help to get a disability claim approved and maximize a recipient’s benefit amount. 

Every year, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are hospitalized for injuries. More than a million are treated and released from the emergency room. Most of the time, workers’ compensation is the “exclusive remedy” for workplace injuries. But in some cases, it is possible to file for workers’ compensation benefits and file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party. 

Anyone who works in construction knows how dangerous the profession is. They also know that safety corners are sometimes cut to increase production and profits. When safety violations result in construction accidents, injured workers may be able to file a lawsuit. New York has some of the strongest construction worker protections in the country. 

Accidental Disability Retirement (ADR), also known as ¾ Disability Pension, is a benefit offered to members of the New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS). City employees who become disabled in the performance of duty may be eligible for ADR benefits, regardless of the amount of service credit they have.


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If I hire Aronova & Associates for a worker’s compensation case, who will I talk to?

Every claimant is assigned a designated paralegal and an attorney. The paralegal is always available to the claimant and will be the direct point of contact.

How much does it cost to hire Aronova & Associates law firm?

Our clients do not pay out-of-pocket legal fees. We work on a contingency basis, which means we do not collect money from you directly. We only collect a fee if you get money. When the court makes an award to you, we ask for an industry standard fee which is deducted from any award made to the client.

I was hurt on the job. Can my employer fire me?

It is improper for an employer to fire you solely for the filing of a valid workers’ compensation action. Unfortunately, the NYS Workers' Compensation Board doesn’t have the authority to prevent this, either. If your employer fires you solely because you filed a workers' compensation claim, and not “for cause,” they are still be liable for indemnity payments. It is crucial that you hire an experienced attorney to fight against an improper firing.

Can you help with a worker’s compensation injury from a year ago?

The statute of limitations for New York State to file a workers' compensation claim is two years. However, it is always best to file paperwork right away. Failure to file a timely claim could be used by the insurance company as grounds to deny your claim. If your injury happened within the last two years, and you have questions about a claim, please reach out to our attorneys.

If I’m collecting worker’s compensation, can I still sue?

Filing a workers’ compensation action does not prevent you from filing a lawsuit against viable third party defendants (i.e., a party other than your employer, such as a subcontractor or property owner). Depending on the extent of your injuries and the nature of your accident, our attorneys may advise an "all of the above" approach to pursuing compensation. 

I have a potential lawsuit, what’s next?

The first step in the lawsuit process is to meet with an attorney and discuss your case. The beginning stages of litigation are crucial to a case's outcome. We will guide you every step of the way, from answering your initial questions, to filing the lawsuit and obtaining evidence, to negotiating a settlement and, if necessary, taking your case to trial. No two clients are the same, no two injuries are the same, and no two lawsuits are the same. You will receive personalized representation based on the details of your case. 

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