Workers Compensation Claims

Workers Compensation Lawyer Syracuse

Workers Compensation Lawyer

The Snyder Knapp Firm is dedicated to assisting injured workers to recover compensation for injuries suffered on the job. We have helped hundreds of workers recover from injuries suffered in all sorts of cases including on-the-job accidents and occupational diseases.

In New York, if you are injured while on the job, you have a right to receive compensation. At the Snyder Knapp Firm, we are experienced in handling Workers’ Compensation claims for injuries sustained on the job. The New York Workers’ Compensation Law compensates injured workers with medical care and lost wages. We are dedicated to helping our clients fully recover from their injuries both physically and financially.

New York Comp Law has strict time requirements that you must comply with. By engaging early with an experienced workers comp lawyer, you can make sure that your case doesn’t get dismissed for not meeting a deadline.

Whether your claim is for an accident or occupational disease, we will evaluate your claim to determine the best course of action for your case. We treat each client with respect and represent each client with the utmost care.

Our clients appreciate our tenacity in litigating their cases and fully exploring whether or not there are alternative sources for recovery.

Common Questions about worker’s compensation claims in New York

  1. What do I do if I suffer an on-the-job injury? If it is a life-threatening injury, call 911 first.
  2. If the injury was the result of a work accident, give the employer notice of your injury in writing. Make sure to keep a copy of that report. Next, you should seek medical treatment with a doctor licensed by the New York Workers’ Compensation Board to treat claimants.
  3. How do I file a claim? Filing a claim in New York requires you to complete a form created by the New York Workers Compensation Board. The C-3 form. While it is possible to complete this form on your own, there are some pitfalls that could prohibit you from successfully making a claim for workers compensation. We advise that you consult with an attorney before submitting this form.
  4. Can I see any doctor I want? The NY Workers Comp Board publishes a list of healthcare providers who accept workers’ compensation. Only healthcare providers who New York State Worker’s Compensation Board authorizes can treat worker’s compensation claimants.
  5. How much compensation do you get paid under Workers Comp law? The answer depends on a few different factors including the following:
    • how much money you are making (the average weekly wage);
    • the disability level determined by your doctor;
    • the Worker’s Compensation carrier’s medical consultant (IME);
    • and the New York State Worker’s Compensation Board
  6. Workers comp law sets caps as to how much money an injured worker can receive. The total disability payments are two-thirds the average weekly wage times the disability level set by the doctors and Workers Comp Board. Our attorneys can assist you in obtaining the best possible outcome.

Why should you choose the Snyder Knapp Firm?

New York State Workers Compensation Board

The attorneys at the Snyder Knapp Firm have handled hundreds of workers comp cases and have recovered millions of dollars for their clients who suffered a workers comp injury. Our clients know that our lawyers always look out for their best interest and will always strive for the best possible outcome, whether litigation is needed or not.

Having a worker’s compensation attorney who is knowledgeable about the NY comp law and understands the intricacies of handling these claims will help you make a difficult experience a little bit better.

Our lawyers are not only knowledgeable about comp law, but we are experienced in handling claims against third parties who may be responsible for your injury. If there is a third-party responsible, the financial benefits can be much greater than if it was workers comp alone. Often times it is possible to recover more than just your lost wages and medical through bringing a third-party action. Our workers comp lawyers litigate complex cases to recover everything that you are entitled to under New York law.

Attorney David Snyder and Attorney Carey Knapp will fight for you

Attorney David Snyder has many years of experience handling Worker’s Compensation cases. Mr. Snyder began his career as a Workers’ Compensation insurance defense attorney. During this period he handled hundreds of cases and thousands of hearings where he witnessed firsthand the types of arguments that claimants would present. From this experience, Mr. Snyder is able to evaluate whether or not your claim is viable, and if it is, how to present it in the best possible light.

Attorney Carey Knapp is an experienced workers comp attorney who has won millions of dollars for her workers compensation clients. Her clients find her responsive and the insurance companies find her to be a tenacious advocate for her clients.

When should you contact a workers comp lawyer?

The earlier the better. Our attorneys handle claims from inception and will help you obtain the best possible outcome for your case. The Snyder Knapp Firm fights for you. Regardless of whether your injury was caused by an accident as a result of another person’s negligence or from an occupational disease, we are there by your side.

You need a lawyer by your side that you can trust. Our lawyers evaluate your case to determine the best course of action. You need a lawyer who knows how to handle your case, whether you were injured in a car accident, slip & fall, or other accident on the job that resulted in serious injuries. Protect your family and call a lawyer skilled in courtroom representation from the legal team at the Snyder Knapp Firm. Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers treat you with the respect your case deserves.

The attorneys at the Snyder Knapp Firm, PLC do not take any fee until you received money for the lost wages that you earned. The Worker’s Compensation Board approves fees requested by attorneys before a workers compensation judge.


Did you suffer a neck or back injury on the job?

If you suffered a neck injury or back injury, whether a work accident, car accident, or through someone else’s negligence, such as a slip and fall, trip and fall, auto accident, or construction accident, it is advised that you contact a lawyer who will fight for your rights. At the Snyder Knapp Firm we assist you in making your claim for damages in whatever court of law we can. Neck injuries and back injuries are often some of the most difficult cases because they involve complex medicine.

Attorney Dave Snyder has many years of experience studying and handling hundreds of claims involving the back and neck. These types of injuries are difficult to handle from a medical perspective and will oftentimes take many years to heal. Oftentimes, even after many years, these injuries do not resolve. It is in these situations that you need a lawyer who will be by your side to help you recover from these injuries where a lifetime of medical care and equipment is necessary in order to live.

In serious injury cases, where your expected economic loss is great, it is critical that you have legal representation that will fight for the compensation you deserve.  When you lose time from work as a result of a neck or back injury, you need a lawyer who knows how to handle the claim. Compensation for your lost income under the New York State Worker’s Compensation law is your right. Contact a Syracuse New York Workers’ Compensation lawyer at the Snyder KnappFirm, PLLC if you have suffered a neck injury or back injury and require experienced and knowledgeable legal representation to fight on your behalf.

Call now for a free consultation.

Have you suffered nerve or ligament damage from an injury on the job?

Many different work accidents can result in a nerve or tendon injury, and these often have lifelong consequences. If you were injured in a lifting accident, work-related car accident, or due to repetitive stress, our lawyers recover workers’ compensation benefits for medical expenses and lost wages to get you back on your feet.

Contact a Syracuse workers’ comp lawyer to discuss your legal options. Attorney David Snyder has more than 15 years of experience handling complex work injury cases. Together with our staff, we will provide you with effective and results-oriented legal representation to help you on the road to recovery from your work injury.

Nerve Damage Treatment

If you have had a work injury resulting in nerve damage, it can be hard to diagnose and difficult to treat. If you have suffered nerve injury or nerve damage at work, it is important to seek the best medical care possible. We can help you navigate the Syracuse medical community to help you find a doctor who will help you with your injuries and possibly help with chronic pain management. Our firm can help you explore options for seeking medical treatment from a doctor you trust

Types of injuries covered under workers comp:

Contact a work injury lawyer if you have suffered any of the following injuries at work:

These injuries can include not only broken bones but also injuries to joints, tendons and connective tissue. Oftentimes these injuries can take many years to heal. If this is the case for you, you will want a lawyer by your side who will fight for the maximum compensation that is due to you. You should treat your injury as early as possible because if you don’t you may be harming your case.

Whether you suffered a back injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), bursitis or tendinitis in the rotator cuff, or to the Ulnar Collateral Ligament or lateral epicondylitis in the elbow, you need a lawyer there who understands your injury and will maximize your recovery.

Injury types:

  • Back Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Arm Injuries
  • Leg Injuries
  • Ulnar nerve injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Nerve compression
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neurapraxia
  • Axonotmesis
  • Neurotmesis
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Stress Claims
  • Toxic exposure
  • Lung injury

Where does the Snyder Knapp Firm accept cases?

Where do I have to live for the Snyder Knapp Firm to represent you? Because of virtual hearings in workers comp, we can now take clients from all over New York. While our offices are in Syracuse, we can handle cases throughout New York.

Most of our clients tend to be from Central New Yor. We serve clients in the following cities, towns, and villages including, Clay, North Syracuse, Liverpool, Fayetteville, DeWitt, Camillus, Baldwinsville, Cicero, Salina, Jamesville, Manlius, Skaneateles, Solvay, Jordan, LaFayette, Tully, Fabius and Nedrow.

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