Binghamton Area Workers’ Compensation and SSDI & SSI Disability Attorneys
Coughlin & Gerhart is a dedicated legal ally for workers throughout New York’s Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania. With a team of highly experienced attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff, we have the resources - and compassion - to make a disability or the time following a workplace accident as manageable as possible for you or a loved one. Our firm’s attorneys are highly experienced in these following areas:
- Workers’ Compensation
- SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance)
- SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
- Long-Term Disability
Related Applications & Appeals
Guiding You to the Benefits You Deserve
By ensuring that our clients have comprehensive documentation of their injuries - including incident reports, medical examinations & records, and other evidence - our attorneys work diligently to help them obtain or maintain their benefits for lost wages and temporary or permanent disability. As experienced trial lawyers, our attorneys also have significant experience representing clients whose claims must be appealed.
At Coughlin & Gerhart, we believe that workers deserve to do their jobs in safety. When people in New York State and Pennsylvania are injured on the job -regardless of the cause- they should not have to face undue difficulty to receive the workers’ compensation benefits designed to shield them from financial hardship.
Our attorneys are experienced helping people navigate both the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Although workers’ compensation systems are "no-fault" programs (meaning workers can generally receive benefits regardless of what caused an accident), obtaining benefits can often require the assistance of a lawyer.
Whether you were just injured at work, are wondering how to get reimbursement for your medical expenses, or have been notified that you will no longer receive wage-loss benefits, our firm can help you. Feel free to call our main office in Binghamton at 607-821-2202, toll free 800-646-3420, or send an email.
SSDI & SSI: Social Security Disability Insurance & Supplemental Security Income
Learn if You or a Loved One May Be Eligible
Our attorneys also assist clients in applying for and obtaining federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). These benefits are administered by the federal Social Security Administration (SSA), which maintains a separate application and appeals process. Our attorneys are highly experienced in all aspects of Social Security disability claims, including representing claimants before the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), which is responsible for holding hearings before Administrative Law Judges and issuing decisions on behalf of the Social Security Administration in determining whether or not a person may receive benefits.
SSDI benefits are for certain people who are restricted in their ability to hold a job because of a physical or mental disability. You and certain members of your family may be eligible for SSDI benefits if you are "insured," which means that in the past, you have worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
SSI benefits are paid to certain people based on financial need, and are designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people (as defined by the SSA), who have little or no income. SSI benefits are granted to such people to provide them with cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.
In addition, we also assist clients in obtaining and maintaining Long-Term Disability Benefits.
Our attorneys can determine whether you or a loved one may be able to receive these benefits for a disability that hinders the ability to work, or whether you may be able to appeal a previous denial.
Contact Coughlin & Gerhart
Our Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability attorneys offer a free consultation, so you can discuss your work injury or potential disability and learn which benefits you may be entitled to receive. Call our main office in Binghamton at 607-821-2202, toll free 800-646-3420, or send an email.