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HAMBERGER & WEISS LLP wins major fraud case which results in criminal conviction, restitution payment and forfeiture of future medical!

HAMBERGER & WEISS LLP wins major fraud case which results in criminal conviction, restitution payment and forfeiture of future medical! Hamberger & Weiss LLP associate attorney, Victoria Hahn, obtained a section 114-a permanent disqualification from workers’ compensation benefits by proving that a claimant committed fraud as he collected lost wage benefits while operating a personal …

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HAMBERGER & WEISS LLP defeats compensable retirement claim saving municipality lifetime payments of $217,000!

HAMBERGER & WEISS LLP defeats compensable retirement claim saving municipality lifetime payments of $217,000! Claimant, a police officer, suffered injuries to the neck, back and ribs following a motor vehicle. Claimant returned to work following the 2017 accident and retired in 2023 at the age of 44. After retiring, he began working part-time. He filed …

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HAMBERGER & WEISS LLP secures disallowance of stressful work environment claim!

HAMBERGER & WEISS LLP secures disallowance of stressful work environment claim! A certified medical assistant brought a claim for workers’ compensation benefits after suffering a panic attack at work. Claimant got into an argument with a co-worker in front of a patient and was disciplined with a written warning. Thereafter, claimant posted on social media …

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SEBASTINE ODIATA

Sebastine.Odiata@hwcomp.com 716-852-5200 Ext. 319 LinkedIn Download Vcard Education Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina 2023 Admitted To Practice New York, 2023 Nigerian Bar, 2015 SEBASTINE ODIATA – Associate – Sebastine Odiata holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina in 2023 and was admitted to …

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THOMAS S. VIDEON, IV.

TVideon@hwcomp.com 716-854-1599 LinkedIn Download Vcard Education Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center J.D. and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law, 2012 The University of Georgia B.S., 2006 Admitted To Practice New York, 2021 New Jersey, 2021 THOMAS S. VIDEON, IV. – Associate – Mr. Videon focuses his practice on workers’ compensation defense representing insurance …

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HAMBERGER & WEISS LLP LITIGATORS AND MITIGATORS

Two recent cases illustrate our law firm’s philosophy of arguing a case to a conclusion where no other reasonable alternative is possible, but before that, looking for opportunities to resolve the case reasonably and economically without testimony, briefs, and appeals. In one case, a treating doctor made an inflated assessment of the injured worker’s permanent injuries …

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HAMBERGER & WEISS LLP WINS HARD-FOUGHT SECTION 120 DISCRIMINATION CLAIM

A special provision of the New York Workers’ Compensation Law, section 120, makes it unlawful for an employer to discharge or discriminate against an employee in his or her employment because the employee has claimed or attempted claim workers compensation benefits. These claims are separate and distinct from workers compensation claims themselves and implicate the …

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Russell D. Hall

rhall@hwcomp.com 716-362-9822 LinkedIn Download Vcard Education Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia LL.M., 1995 Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan J.D., cum laude, 1994 Honors: Senator, Student Bar Association of Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1992-1993 Law Review: Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Associate Editor, 1993 – 1994 State University of New …

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HAMBERGER & WEISS LLP SAVES CLIENT OVER $200,000 BY ARGUING AGAINST DISABILITY AWARD

HAMBERGER & WEISS LLP SAVES CLIENT OVER $200,000 BY ARGUING AGAINST DISABILITY AWARD Our partner Brian Schaedler was facing a report from a treating doctor in a recent case that found significant impairments of both legs and the right foot. Altogether, the treating doctor’s report, if believed, would have awarded the claimant almost $235,000. Brian …

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Caryn A. Markert

cmarkert@hwcomp.com (716) 852-5200 LinkedIn Download Vcard Education Syracuse University College of Law J.D., 2001 Wheaton College B.A., 1996 Admitted To Practice New York, 2002 Massachusetts, 2013 Caryn A. Markert – Special Counsel – Ms. Markert joined the firm in 2003 as an associate.  She appeared regularly before the Workers’ Compensation Board in contested matters.  More …

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