Disability Attorneys-New York


Disability, The Law: Disability is becoming an increasing trouble stemming out from the risky and hectic schedule of modern city lives. Accidents, lifestyle disorders, fatal disease- anything can render a healthy, productive person cripple. Keeping this in view, laws have been formulated which assist fiscally to cope up with the changed situation of life. In the state of New York, Disability law is largely regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which came in force in 1990. This Act prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, housing, education, and access to public services. The ADA defines a disability as any of the following:

* "A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual."

* "A record of such impairment." or

* "Being regarded as having such impairment."

Disability, The Lawyers: However, most disabled people are ignorant of their rights, or the procedures to be followed to make claims. This sometimes leads to their losing their rightful claims. However, groups of disability lawyers which are organized in the bar councils take up the task of providing legal assistance and also educate the people of the state provisions and their rights. This involves detailed assessment of their cases, their category of disability and the amount of claims they owe and representing them in the courts.

Claims can be made if the person has become incapacitated while on work due to some factors in the work field or by negligence of the company or a person or on the part of hospitals or even the government. Social security aid is granted to the aged, blind and disabled. The attorneys help the disabled seek job opportunities, affordable medical care, education, housing and transportation, to name a few. Some of the categories under which claims can be made are listed below:

* New York State Workers' Compensation

* Federal Workers' Compensation

* Social Security Disability

* Supplemental Security Income

* New York City and State Retirement Disability

* Personal Injury/ Wrongful Death

* Common Workplace Injuries

* Slip & Fall at Work

* Repetitive Stress Injuries

* Construction Accidents

* Motor Vehicle Accidents

* World Trade Center Injuries

As apparent from the above, the obtaining of such claims is however, not that easy but contains long periods of investigation and building up a proper authentic case, in which the New York attorneys have led considerably to reach out to the maximum with these benefits.