Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

Becoming injured or ill on the job can be a difficult experience for many people for a variety of reasons. However, one of the most difficult decisions for many people who find themselves in such a situation is deciding whether to hire an attorney or represent themselves. If you or someone you know has become injured or ill on the job and would like to seek legal advice, contact the law office of Jacoby & Meyers,LLP NY today. Our experienced team of workers’ compensation lawyers will do whatever it takes to help you through your difficult time and fight for your rights and compensation.

When deciding whether or not to hire a workers’ compensation attorney to represent your case, there are a few factors that may make it easier to represent yourself. For example, if your injury is minor, you’ve missed little to no work, your employer has accepted the claim, and you have no other pre-existing injuries it may be both time and cost effective to represent yourself. However, many workers’ compensation cases are not so easy and clients find themselves in need of immediate legal advice.

If you find that there is any complexity introduced to your workers’ compensation case, it is in your best interest to seek legal help. For example, your employer may deny your claim or you may find yourself waiting for checks to come. Many employers try to keep insurance costs low by denying employee claims. Hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer usually costs no money up front, and is the best way to ensure that your rights are reserved and you receive a fair settlement. Another reason to engage a workers’ comp attorney, is if your injuries prevent you from returning to your job, or working at all. If you’ve suffered a disability, either partial or permanent, you may be entitled to weekly checks that can make up for your lost wages. Almost always, such instances cost insurance companies a lot of money and for this reason they may turn your disability down to avoid paying out the compensation you deserve. In cases where partial or permanent disabilities or illnesses are present, it is very important to retain a workers’ compensation attorney. Also, if you receive social security benefits, your settlement may not be structured in your best interest and the social security administration may end up collecting most of your compensation. In these cases, an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can make sure that your settlement is tailored to your best interest.

In addition to making sure that all necessary forms are filed and deadlines are met, a good workers’ compensation attorney will sift through your medical information to find the evidence that illustrates the severity of your injury or illness. A workers’ compensation attorney will be able to estimate the worth of your case and fight for the settlement that you rightfully deserve.

If you or someone you know has become injured or ill on the job and is in need of legal advice contact the law office of Jacoby & Meyers,LLP NY today. Our experienced team of workers’ compensation lawyers will work quickly and diligently to ensure that your rights are preserved and you are compensated for your losses. Call us at (877) 504-5562

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP