*** DUE TO THE COMPLEX NATURE OF FEDERAL CLAIMS, THE LAW FIRM OF MARKHOFF & MITTMAN NO LONGER PERSONALLY HANDLES THESE MATTERS. HOWEVER, WE HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH MULTIPLE ATTORNEYS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND WOULD BE PLEASED TO PROVIDE YOU A REFERRAL. ***
We Help Federal Employees Who Have Been Injured or Disabled on the Job
As a federal employee, you are entitled to compensation for wages lost due to a work-related disability or injury. The Federal Workers' Compensation Attorneys of Markhoff & Mittman, PC, represents injured federal workers in all aspects of workers’ compensation benefits. Whether you are about to file a claim, are already in the process, or have had your claim rejected, please call us for a free consultation.
We will act to protect your rights so that you receive the full federal workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled. You’ll have the backing of a Federal Workers' Compensation Lawyer who has been helping federal employees win their disability claims since 1933. We want to help you win your case, too.We will aggressively represent you so that you may receive:
- Compensation benefits
- Rehabilitation services
- Job retraining
- Medical care, including surgery
- Temporary and lifetime benefits
- Survivor and death benefits
- Additional funds to cover other expenses
Put Experience on Your Side
At Markhoff & Mittman, our federal workers comp lawyers have devoted their careers to disability law. We do not practice in any other area. Markhoff & Mittman attorneys understand the federal statutes and regulations governing disability benefits. Knowing the law is just the beginning, though, because the complexities of federal compensation statutes make federal disability benefits an area where experience counts. Our firm has earned that experience by working every day since 1933 in the specialized area of federal disability compensation—we know the ins and outs of winning benefits for federal workers because we’ve been doing it for a long time.
Please allow us to guide you through the process of dealing with the government. We will help gather your medical evidence, obtain the necessary records, and develop the right documentation to give you the best chance at winning benefits. We will be sure that you meet every deadline and follow every regulation and procedure so that you will receive what the government owes you. Because we know exactly what the people evaluating your case are looking for, you will have the most effective representation possible.
While it is possible to appeal denials of claims, in some cases no additional evidence may be submitted during the appeal. This means that the government’s re-evaluation is sometimes limited to the documentation submitted in the initial filing, underscoring the importance of consulting a lawyer at the start of your case.
The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act and The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Program
In 1916, the federal government took a giant step in social policy, passing comprehensive protection for certain federal workers who were injured or disabled on the job. By 1933, Abraham Markhoff had founded a law firm with the sole purpose of representing injured workers in their workers’ compensation claims. We are still at it today.
Over the course of time, the law has become more and more complicated. The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) has been amended and other laws have been passed. Today, the Office of Worker Compensation Programs (OWCP), which is part of the Department of Labor, administers three programs that provide compensation benefits to federal workers: FECA, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Program (LHWCP), and the Black Lung Benefits Program. Markhoff & Mittman has been there throughout all the changes—changes that have expanded the programs and changes that have limited them. We have changed our approach as the laws have changed and continue to win cases for our clients.
OWCP is a world onto itself. The processes associated with filing claims in each of the programs that it administers are detailed, complex, and specific. Because the system is so complicated, even people with legitimate claims are rejected for benefits. Don’t try to do it yourself . . . your best chance of receiving your rightful benefits is to have Markhoff & Mittman on your side. We are one of the best disability lawyers in the New York area. Markhoff & Mittman services include:
- Evaluating your case to determine whether an hearing or written review of your case is in your best interests
- Monitoring deadlines and requirements so that you receive benefits as quickly as possible
- Compiling complete documentation for initial filing
- Filing for initial claims for FECA, LHCP, and the Black Lung Benefits Program
- Developing additional medical evidence for appeals
- Preparing requests for reconsideration
- Appealing claims denials
Do It Yourself? Not When So Much Is At Stake. Contact Markhoff & Mittman Today
The loss of the ability to work is painful. Add the frustrations of applying for government benefits, and the stress can be even more damaging to your health. Although you may not feel like you need to consult a lawyer immediately, we urge you to do so. Markhoff & Mittman specializes in all aspects of federal disability law; we are experts in both the legal and practical angles of federal compensation benefits. We win cases through an old-fashioned work ethic, experience, knowledge, and personal attention.
Representing disabled workers is all we do. Please contact us today. We will make sure your rights are protected. All consultations are free of charge. We have offices that are convenient to Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester County, and Long Island.
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