Every claimant is assigned a designated paralegal and an attorney. The paralegal is always available to the claimant and will be the direct point of contact.
Our clients do not pay out-of-pocket legal fees. We work on a contingency basis, which means we do not collect money from you directly. We only collect a fee if you get money. When the court makes an award to you, we ask for an industry standard fee which is deducted from any award made to the client.
It is improper for an employer to fire you solely for the filing of a valid workers’ compensation action. Unfortunately, the NYS Workers' Compensation Board doesn’t have the authority to prevent this, either. If your employer fires you solely because you filed a workers' compensation claim, and not “for cause,” they are still be liable for indemnity payments. It is crucial that you hire an experienced attorney to fight against an improper firing.
The statute of limitations for New York State to file a workers' compensation claim is two years. However, it is always best to file paperwork right away. Failure to file a timely claim could be used by the insurance company as grounds to deny your claim. If your injury happened within the last two years, and you have questions about a claim, please reach out to our attorneys.
Filing a workers’ compensation action does not prevent you from filing a lawsuit against viable third party defendants (i.e., a party other than your employer, such as a subcontractor or property owner). Depending on the extent of your injuries and the nature of your accident, our attorneys may advise an "all of the above" approach to pursuing compensation.
The first step in the lawsuit process is to meet with an attorney and discuss your case. The beginning stages of litigation are crucial to a case's outcome. We will guide you every step of the way, from answering your initial questions, to filing the lawsuit and obtaining evidence, to negotiating a settlement and, if necessary, taking your case to trial. No two clients are the same, no two injuries are the same, and no two lawsuits are the same. You will receive personalized representation based on the details of your case.