Should You Contact a Queens Workers Compensation Attorney?

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Robert Golan

Workers Compensation Attorney Long Island Meeting

If you’ve been injured at work, you have to decide whether to hire a workers’ compensation attorney or pursue your claim alone. If your case is fairly simple, you may not need to seek legal assistance from a workers’ compensation lawyer. For example, you may be able to pursue your own claim if the following apply to you:

  • Your injury is minor
  • Your employer admits that your injury is work-related
  • You missed little or no work due to the injury
  • You have no pre-existing conditions or disabilities

Workplace injury cases, however, can become much more complicated. In these cases, a workers’ compensation attorney can help you receive the benefits you are entitled to. According to the National Law Review, workers who file a workers’ comp claim without legal assistance usually receive only one-quarter of what their cases are actually worth. If any of the following are true, you should contact a workers’ compensation attorney right away:

  • Your injury is moderate to severe, especially if it requires surgery
  • You and your doctor believe that the injury will have a permanent effect on your health
  • Your employer denies your claim
  • Your employer’s settlement doesn’t cover all your lost wages or medical bills
  • Your injury prevents you from returning to your job or doing any work at all
  • Your boss has fired you, demoted you, or cut your hours/pay because you filed a workers’ comp claim
  • A third party contributed to your injury
  • You have a pre-existing condition or disability

If at any point you feel unsure about your case, schedule a free consultation with a Queens workers compensation disability attorney to identify any potential complications.

Do You Need a Workers Compensation Attorney, Long Island?

If you’ve been injured at work in the Queens, Nassau, or the Suffolk County area, attorney Robert Golan can help. Schedule a free consultation at (516) 586-3910 or go to the Contacts page on our website.

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