Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Bronx
Injured at Work?
If you have been injured at work, you are entitled to compensation under the Workers’ Compensation Program of the state regardless of fault. You have a right to coverage of your medical bills and a stipend for living expenses while you are off work. If you have been permanently injured, you may seek a lump sum payoff. If a relative has been killed on the job, you may claim a death benefit on behalf of the family.
You file a claim for benefits through your employer who then forwards the claim to its workers’ compensation insurance company. The insurance company then approves or disapproves your benefits. If they disapprove it, you then appeal for a benefit hearing with the states worker’s compensation division. There you and the insurance company debate the merits of your claim and the hearing officer rules.
Why Hire an Attorney?
Like all insurance companies, workers’ compensation insurance companies seize on any excuse to deny your claim or reduce the amount you are being paid. A Bronx personal injury attorney will demand your claim is given respect and aggressively represent you at the benefit hearing if needed. The attorney will also look for ways for you to obtain more compensation in addition to your workers’ compensation benefits.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in the Bronx
At The Felicetti Law Firm, we are dedicated to assisting the injured workers. We professionally prepare their claims and push the claim through the approval process and if required defend the claim at a benefit hearing. Our founding attorney has worked for the biggest insurance companies in the industry, knows how they work and is skilled at negotiating with them.
We also make a diligent investigation for other compensation you may claim for on top of your workers’ compensation. Where a third party other than your employer was responsible for your injuries, you may seek full compensation including pain and suffering in the civil courts in personal injury claim. This could be against manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment or other subcontractor operating on your worksite. We have won many multi-million dollar lawsuits in all types of personal injury cases, including addressing workers’ compensation claims in serious injury cases. We urge you to contact us for immediate guidance from our lead attorney. You are available 24/7.
Contact a Bronx Workers’ Compensation Attorney at the firm for a free consultation.