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Robert Golan Wins Multiple, Recent, Workers Compensation Appeals

Robert Golan, PC of Golan & Masiakos, LLP has won multiple, recent, rulings favorable to his clients. Mr. Golan, persuaded the appeal panel to overturn a lower court judge's decision that the client was 92% disabled, and agree that the client is 100% permanently and totally disabled–for life. This was crucial to the client because only injured workers with a 100% permanent disability are guaranteed lifetime benefits. If the 92% ruling stood, this would have ended her benefits after 9 years.An insurance company appealed a lower court judge’s opinion that his client lost 30% of the use of his arm, permanently, and argued that it was only 10%. Mr. Golan prevented this appeal by providing doctors to confirm that the client did indeed lose 30% use of the arm permanently, and the appeal panel agreed, affirming the lower court judge's opinion.Mr. Golan also got another client's monetary benefits reinstated when...
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How to Handle a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim

When a Workers’ Compensation claim is denied, it can be a frustrating experience. Even when you have a legitimate injury, you may have to go through the appeals process. Employers and insurance companies will dispute a claim and use any evidence they can to prove their case. The judge may grant in their favor, depending on the circumstances of the evidence and the case. However, hope is not lost. There is still the appeals process.

Why Appeal?

When you have an injury, it is important for you to rest and recover. An injured worker may not be able to work in the same position, but could be put in a different position temporarily. Depending on the extent of the injury, the worker may have temporary disability and be required to stay out of work.If the worker lost the case for compensation, the injury quickly...
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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Instead of Filing Yourself

When you’re injured on the job, you are suddenly faced with a lot of stress. Not only do you have to fill out paperwork for a claim, but you are also out of work for however long it takes to heal. It takes time for a claim to be filed and presented before a judge for Workers’ Compensation. In the meantime, you will have medical bills, lost wages, and other challenges.You can file a claim for Workers’ Compensation on Long Island yourself, but hiring an attorney is a smart thing to do.Here’s 5 reasons why to hire an attorney:1. Take Time to HealDepending on the extent of your injuries, you may have an extensive amount of medical procedures to undergo to heal. In addition, even if your injury doesn’t require surgery, adding a Workers’ Compensation claim procedure to your schedule only adds...
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