If you have suffered from a work related injury or illness, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, often time’s workers’ compensation claims are denied by employers or their insurance carriers in order to save money. This is the point in time where claimants get frustrated and give up on their claims. Hiring a workers’ compensation attorney to represent you gives you a much better chance at obtaining the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you know has become injured or ill on the job, contact the law office of Jacoby and Meyers NY today. Our experienced team of workers’ compensation lawyers will help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
Gathering sufficient medical evidence for your case is something that a good attorney can help you with. Often times, workers’ compensation claims get denied due to lack of sufficient medical evidence. Your attorney will gather medical records, recommend treatment with specific physicians, conduct depositions and obtain medical opinions on your behalf to strengthen your case. A strong medical file will illustrate the extent of your disability and your need for workers’ compensation.
Workers’ compensation attorneys have a much better understanding of your situation than you do. There are a variety of factors involved in a workers’ compensation case that an attorney is experienced with handling. These include, the meaning of your disability rating, the extent of your injuries and functional limitations, whether you are partially or totally disabled, whether your disability is temporary or permanent and the costs of both past and future medical treatments. For this reason, attorneys are very good at determining what your settlement should look like and they will work hard to achieve it for you. In addition, your attorney will be able to make sure that your settlement has the proper structure. Your attorney will have a good understanding of what the next step is in your best interest and will be able to give you a good estimate of what your future medical investments should look like. This will help ensure that you don’t end up losing out on a significant amount of money.
In the event that you are unable to reach a settlement, you attorney will be ready to go fight for your compensations in court. Your attorney will undergo a discovery process in which they gather all of the necessary evidence and research to give you a strong case. From there they will go present the “theory of the case” to the workers’ compensation judge to explain why you are in need of workers’ compensation benefits. In the event that your court proceedings do not receive the outcome you desire, your attorney will also be able to assist in an appeals process or help you determine the next step to be taken.
If you or someone you know has become ill or injured on the job, contact the law office of Jacoby & Meyers,LLP NY today. Our team of experienced workers’ compensation lawyers have the knowledge to offer you qualified legal representation. Call us today at (877) 504-5562.