Should I file for Disability, NYS Workers Compensation or something else?
Often people call MCV Law requesting help with a “Disability Case. “ They are injured, unable to work and looking for help to pay the day-to-day bills. The first thing the Attorneys and Staff at MCV Law do is listen.
We carefully listen to your story. We’re listening for particular facts and circumstances that will help us determine what remedy or remedies may be available to you. We ask targeted questions, to determine where you may or may not be in the process of making a claim.
Generally we are trying to determine whether or not you have one of the following:
- A New York State Disability Case.
- A New York Workers’ Compensation Case.
- A No Fault Motor Vehicle Accident Case.
- A Personal Injury Action.
- A Private Short or Long-Term Disability Case.
- A Social Security Disability Case.
Sometimes, there is more than one type of case arising from a single event. For instance if you’re involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident, while Working you have both a Workers Compensation claim and a No Fault Motor Vehicle Accident case. If the Accident was caused by a third-party you may also have a Personal Injury Case. If the injury is life changing you may have a Social Security Disability Case as well.
Of course, every type of case has different rules, the most important of which is the Statute of Limitations. That is the time in which the injured person must act to protect their rights. Often, especially in cases dealing with municipalities or other quasi-government entities, the statute limitations is extremely short. Therefore it is important to seek legal advice shortly after your injury or injuries. MCV Law does not charge you for the initial consultation.
At Meggesto, Crossett & Valerino, LLP, we pride ourselves on being able to assist the injured person with regard to all of the cases listed above. Instead of looking only for one type of case, we look at the injured individual as a whole. We work to craft a legal strategy that is most likely to produce the best result for you, in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Be sure to click here for further information on workers compensation, and here for a more in depth look at social security disability.
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