What a Good On The Job Injury Attorney Long Island Trusts Should Do for You
You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you have suffered from a work-related illness or injury. It is not uncommon for insurance companies or employers to deny workers’ compensation claims, even if they are legitimate. This can leave ill or injured employees to go through many appeals. Because of this complicated process, many employees give up and others try to go through the process on their own.
A great option if you are going through a workers’ compensation case would be to hire one of the dedicated workplace injury lawyers from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen. By hiring a professional from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen you will have a much better chance at receiving the benefits that you deserve. Our team has over 20 years of experience in representing clients in workers’ compensation cases.
Workers’ compensation claims are most commonly denied due to lack of medical evidence. If your claim is granted, it is much more likely that you will receive all of the necessary medical treatment and deserved benefits if you are able to present strong medical evidence. By having an experienced professional from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, your Long Island attorney could help develop the medical evidence by:
- Gather medical records
- Obtain medical opinions from your doctors
- Conduct medical expert depositions
- Represent you when you must appear at a deposition
- Arrange or recommend treatment with physicians
Creating Settlement Agreements
Our professional workers’ compensation lawyers can use their experience to estimate how much your case is worth when it is time for the insurance company to reach a settlement. There are a multitude of factors that determine how much your case is worth, which include:
- How bad your injuries are
- What limitations your injuries have caused
- Previous and future medical expenses
- If your disability is permanent
- Your past wages
- If your employer owes you for any wage loss benefits
It is also important to note that experienced workplace injury lawyers understand the negotiating tactics that insurance companies use, including offering low offers and saying the offer is a final one. It is much more likely for a workers’ compensation attorney to be able to engage in negotiations that are productive than if you were to try to negotiate with an insurance company alone.
If you are not able to come to a settlement, your case then would proceed to either an administrative hearing or a trial with a workers’ compensation judge. During the investigation process, an experienced attorney may:
- Request medical records
- Take depositions of any witnesses
- Perform research
- Write petitions, motions, and responses to the insurance company
- Ensure everything is submitted in a timely manner
Once you get to the hearing, your workers’ compensation lawyer will present why you deserve the benefits to the judge, make opening and closing arguments, evaluate witnesses, and make objections if the insurance company does not adhere to proper courtroom etiquette.
Schedule a Consultation with One of Our Workplace Injury Lawyers
If you have suffered a workplace injury and are going through the process of trying to receive workers’ compensation, you may want to contact an on the job injury attorney Long Island clients recommend from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen. By using an experienced attorney, you are more likely to receive the benefits you deserve. Contact Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen today to schedule a consultation.