What Our Clients Are Saying?

Mar 22, 2023
Very efficient, helpful and understanding..highly appreciated their help ..will recommend them
Mar 20, 2023
Alex Abdo is an awesome worker’s compensation lawyer! He has a vast wealth of knowledge in this field and explained everything from beginning to end and made sure I understood exactly what would be taking place throughout the whole process. He and his staff are very professional and kind (especially Shannon). They would always reach out by phone to let me know of any new developments or changes in my case. He really fought hard for me and it paid off. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a competent worker’s compensation lawyer. Thank you, thank you, thank you Mr Abdo. I couldn’t have chosen a better lawyer.
Mar 20, 2023
Alex Abdo is an awesome compensation lawyer. He and his staff are truly amazing(especially Shannon). He explained everything in full detail to me from beginning to end and has been fighting for me from day one. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a competent compensation lawyer. He has a wealth of knowledge and is very personable and will walk you through everything so that you understand everything that’s going to take place. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I couldn’t have chosen a better lawyer.
Mar 09, 2023
Alex was simply amazing to work with! He was fantastic at explaining processes and alleviated so much stress! Our only regret is that we did not retain his services sooner in the process. We highly recommend him.
Mar 06, 2023
Wonderful Experience . Alex was attentive to my needs and walked me through the whole process.
Feb 03, 2023
Always keeps me informed of any progress!Definitely always kept my best interest as number one priority! Highly recommend!
Feb 02, 2023
After being advised to go it alone, my case paperwork became overwhelming. Thankfully, because of the advice from a neighbor, I contacted your office and was met with professionalism and support to help navigate and explain the workers comp process. I cannot thank you enough for your time and patience. I would recommend you and your staff to anyone with worker comp issues.
Feb 02, 2023
I’ve been working with these guys for a number of years! They have always explained things thoroughly. I’d say they’re the best!!

Why Hire A Workers Compensation Lawyer?

Maximum Compensation You Deserve

A Workers’ compensation lawyer can make sure that an injured worker receives the maximum amount of compensation allowed by the state.

Medical Attention You Need

Workers compensation lawyers can assist an injured worker in getting timely medical treatment and payment of medical bills.

Defend Your Rights

If your workers compensation claim has been denied, or you’re not satisfied with the medical care you’re receiving, or you feel your case has been undervalued, you deserve your day in court! Abdo & O'Brien P.C. can ensure your voice is heard

Protect Your Livelihood

You have been given less work due to your injury and are being paid less. Abdo & O'Brien can ensure fair treatment with your employer.

Safeguard Your Payments

Your workers' compensation benefits have suddenly stopped, but you are not fully recovered from your accident.

Stand Up For You

Your workers' compensation benefits have suddenly stopped, but you are not fully recovered from your accident.

What Can Abdo & O’Brien Do For You ....

.... ensure your future needs

Abdo & O’Brien will fight to make sure your workers compensation case has been established for all of your injuries, thus ensuring your right to pursue future treatment for those injuries.

Our team of experts works on your behalf to make sure you have the best chance at obtaining authorization for the medical procedures that your doctors feel are medically necessary and which may expedite your recovery.

With our extensive worker compensation experience we can you will have the best chance at obtaining authorization for the medical procedures that your doctors feel are medically necessary and which may expedite your recovery.

Who We Can Help?

Injured in a Workplace "Accident"

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Defending Workers Rights

“Accidents” are the most common type of workplace injury and require very little explanation. A case can be established for workplace injuries that happened during a specific incident, such as while lifting, pushing, pulling or during a fall.

Injuries from an “Occupational Disease”

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Injuries don’t always happen all at once

Sometimes injures happen over a longer period of time and are caused by the specific type of work that a person does. For example, a construction worker may develop a shoulder or a back problem caused by repetitively lifting or bending while at work. Alternatively, an electrician, mechanic or office worker may develop problems with their arms, wrists or hands caused by repetitively using tools and/ or moving items. These types of injuries are referred to as “occupational diseases”

Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers

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Protecting First Responders

Workers’ compensation benefits are available to active volunteer members of a fire company of a county, city, town, village or fire district who are injured in the line of duty. Additionally, many New York State volunteer ambulance workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If you are an active volunteer member of an ambulance company and are injured in the line of duty, you likely have workers’ compensation coverage available to you.

Workplace Injuries That Result in Death

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Workers Rights Extend to the Whole Family

As horrible as it is, some injured workers do not survive their Accident or Occupational Disease. In these situations, a workers’ compensation case may be pursued on behalf of the surviving spouse, minor children or on behalf of the injured worker’s estate.

COVID-19 Infection That Occurred at Work

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Workplace should be safe

It may not be possible to point to the moment or method of exposure to COVID-19. However, a claim for workers’ compensation benefits can potentially be pursued if a worker contracts COVID-19 and can demonstrate that he or she works in an environment where exposure to COVID-19 was prevalent. You need to have a medical report, from an authorized workers’ compensation medical provider, stating that your work caused your illness.

In January of 2019, attorney Michael J. O’Brien, one of the most respected workers’ compensation attorneys in New York State, and I merged our firms to provide truly exceptional experience for our clients.  Michael J. O’Brien has since retired, however the law firm continues to take on the representation of those whom we believe are most in need and prides ourselves on providing exceptional representation to injured workers all across Central and Northern New York.