What Our Clients Are Saying?

May 21, 2024
They stuck with me.I appreciate it very much, thank you. They wouldn't stop trying😀
Apr 18, 2024
Abdo & O’Brien was recommended to me by neighbor who had great results. My case was being denied by the worker comp insurance company. I had gone to two other law firms and been told by them that they were not interested in taking my case. Who wants to fight a world-wide company with 87 billion. (market capitalization) Abdo & O’Brien decided to represent me and explained everything about what was going on. Alex went to court and presented the facts of the case before the judge. The judge ruled in favor of us. That was huge. Every step of the way Alex and staff were there taking care of all the delays that this carrier would try. Alex would keep me updated and always took the time to explain the laws so I could understand. I made it tuff on him because I moved out of New York to a much friendlier state which created some minor issues. He was always very easy to get in touch with. In short 3 years 2 mths after my injury I received my settlement. I went from not being covered by WC to receiving a very nice settlement and all I had to do was call Abdo & O'Brien.
A. Scott
Apr 17, 2024
Always on top of my case. I’m never wondering what’s going on. Truly out for my wellbeing . Have and will continue to recommend this firm for anyone who needs workman’s compensation representation.
Apr 05, 2024
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Couldn't have asked for a better person to handle this task for me. Super knowledgeable and just a great guy to work with over the past couple years!
Apr 01, 2024
By far the BEST lawyers I've ever came into contact with. I HIGHLY recommend them. Thank you for everything!!!!!
Rachel May
Mar 15, 2024
Alex Abdo is the best of the best, and my family and I are very grateful to have found him. Alex is a zealous, experienced, knowledgeable, responsive, and reliable advocate and attorney. He is equally as good of a person, and his kindness, empathy, and patience are unmatched.
Master Crafter
Jan 11, 2024
Always available when I have a question or need advice. Wouldn't think to use anyone else. Very satisfied with Abdo & O'Brian. Highly recommended.
Dec 06, 2023
Handled my case swiftly and very professionally. Kept me in the loop and turned my case around. I recommend to everyone.

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 can ensure your voice is heard

Protect Your Livelihood

You are working “light duty” because of restrictions from your injury and are being paid less. Abdo & O’Brien can work to get you additional Reduced Earnings compensation from the carrier to help make up part of the difference.

Safeguard Your Payments

Your workers’ compensation payments have been suspended or reduced based on the opinion of the carrier’s doctor. Abdo & O’Brien can ensure that your doctor’s opinion is being taken into consideration.

Stand Up For You

The worker’s compensation carrier is not responding to your questions. Abdo & O’Brien will make them respond or will request that a Workers’ Compensation hearing be scheduled to litigate the issue in front a judge.

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.

With our extensive workers’ compensation experience, we will ensure that the carrier is paying you properly. We will also do all that is legally possible to get approval for the medical procedures which your doctor requests.

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.

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.