Why You Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If any of the following statements are true, you should retain a workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible:

  • Your workplace injuries are severe enough to require surgery.
  • Your workplace injuries are moderate to severe. If you and your doctor believe your health won’t return to the condition it
  • was prior to the injury, you may be entitled to a “permanent partial disability” award.
  • You’re no longer able to work on a regular basis in any job.
  • You believe you cannot go back to work at your current job, but believe you could work in some capacity.
  • You have significant pre-existing disabilities.
  • Your employer has disputed a decision made by New York State’s workers’ comp division.
  • You want to dispute an adverse claim decision made by your employer, their insurance company, or NYS workers’
  • compensation division.
  • You believe you are not receiving the correct benefits, or feel there are additional benefits you could receive
  • Your medical benefits are denied.
  • You do not understand the workers’ comp process and would feel more comfortable if an expert were representing your interests.

No matter what happened or who was at fault in your workers’ compensation claim, you are entitled to obtain a lawyer. To get the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to in situations where your injuries are severe enough that your life will be permanently altered a workers’ comp attorney may be necessary to advocate on your behalf. For instance, your lawyer can advise you on filing for social security disability benefits if your injury will keep you from work permanently.

If your claim’s in dispute with your employer or their insurance company, it’s imperative to obtain a workers’ compensation lawyer. To ensure you are not at a disadvantage in New York’s highly legal complex rules and procedures, you should retain a lawyer to represent your interests.

Request a Free Consultation

Most workers’ compensation attorneys will provide a free consultation to review your claim and assess whether legal assistance is necessary. The attorney should be candid regarding your need for legal representation and chances of success if you are considering appealing an adverse decision. The attorney can help you decide if you need representation.

Speaking to a workers’ compensation lawyer ASAP can ensure that you’re on the right track from the beginning. The attorney can gather evidence early on, rather than catching up if your claim is already in litigation.

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