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Disability Attorney in Nassau County

In addition to our criminal defense work here at Lerner & Lerner, P.C., we have a long history of helping injured workers in Nassau County and across Long Island and the state. We help both state and private sector workers pursue all different types of disability benefits to help them make ends meet.

Specializing In New York State Disability Retirement

Over four decades, Richard W. Lerner has been one of the most successful lawyers in New York for obtaining State Retirement Disability Benefits. He has helped public employees like police officers, court officers and corrections officers secure benefits in cases other attorneys deemed unwinnable.

He specializes in applications and administrative appeals and has been instrumental in making case law. When just the wording on an application can mean the difference between 50 percent and “three quarters,” you need an attorney with Mr. Lerner’s experience.

Claiming Workers’ Compensation Benefits

If you are hurt on the job, you can seek income from an employer’s insurance company for temporary and/or permanent disabilities. We file your claim for you and compile, manage and present the evidence that workers’ compensation hearing boards and judges require as proof.

The general statute of limitations for filing a workers’ comp claim is two years from the date of injury. Acting quickly to meet deadlines is crucial. If you miss a deadline, your claim may be denied. We will keep things running as smoothly as possible for you, so you can focus on healing and returning to work.

Qualifying For SSD Benefits

To receive Social Security Disability benefits, you must have worked a sufficient number of years and paid Social Security taxes. Some individuals — widows and disabled adult children — may receive benefits on another worker’s account.

You must also prove you have a qualifying physical or mental medical problem that has prevented or will keep you from working for at least a year. You must have a doctor confirm your condition.

The process often takes more than a year. If you have been out of work for eight months, and it appears you will be out of work for over a year, consider filing your claim now. Mr. Lerner knows what to expect from the SSD application process and keeps your case on course. He can also help you appeal a claim denial, but there are time limits, so don’t wait to seek help.

Utilizing Private Disability Policies

In addition to SSD claims, our lawyers also help workers apply for disability benefits through private insurance companies. If you have an employer-sponsored disability policy or an individual policy, we are prepared to assist you with your claim.

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Please call (516) 586-0383for a free initial meeting with Lerner & Lerner, P.C. There are never any out-of-pocket attorney’s fees with regard to our representation.

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