Workers’ Compensation Legal Support
PEF members can take advantage of legal support for their workers’ compensation claims with the assistance of several qualified providers who specialize in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law.
Workers’ compensation is insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job. Employers pay for this insurance, and shall not require the employee to contribute to the cost of compensation.
Weekly cash benefits and medical care are paid by the employer’s insurance carrier, as directed by the Workers’ Compensation Board. The Workers’ Compensation Board is a state agency that processes the claims. If Board intervention is necessary, it will determine whether that insurer will reimburse for cash benefits and/or medical care, and the amounts payable.
In a workers’ compensation case, no one party is determined to be at fault. The amount that a claimant receives is not decreased by the claimant’s carelessness, nor increased by an employer’s fault. However, a worker loses the right to workers’ compensation if the injury results solely from their intoxication from drugs or alcohol, or from the intent to injure him/herself or someone else.
A claim is paid if the employer or insurance carrier agrees that the injury or illness is work-related. If the employer or insurance carrier disputes the claim, no cash benefits are paid until the workers’ compensation law judge decides who is right.
Selecting a Workers’ Compensation Attorney/Firm
Here is a list of traits and characteristics to consider when you search for a firm and conduct an initial consultation:
- Years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims
- Years of experience handling other work injury claims
- Success rate and prior case results
- Client satisfaction and recommendations
- Ability to handle your claim efficiently
- Availability to talk to your representative when you have questions
- Methods of communication preferred by the firm/lawyer
- Law firm staff and resources
- Geographic proximity and local familiarity
- Comfort level and personal connection with the firm/lawyer
Qualified Providers of Workers’ Compensation Legal Assistance
When you need to seek compensation for a work injury, your choice of legal representation matters. So, it makes sense to hire one of the best workers’ compensation lawyers you can find. But finding an experienced lawyer can be difficult—especially when you don’t have much time.
Below is a list of qualified providers of legal services in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law.
Grey & Grey, LLP
360 Main Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Serving New York City and Long Island areas including Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk
Hurwitz, Whitcher & Molloy LLP, Attorney’s at Law
424 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Serving Western New York
Sawers & Sackel Workers’ Compensation Law Firm
Ellicott Square Building
295 Main Street, Suite 1006
Buffalo, NY 14203
Serving Buffalo, Rochester & Syracuse