Many thanks to you, our clients, for trusting in our legal team at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C.
According to Governor Cuomo’s Phase 2 Guidelines, we have reopened our Rockville Centre office. Your safety, and the safety of our staff, remain our paramount concern. Therefore, we are scheduling clients who wish to see us in the Rockville Centre office by appointment only and in strict compliance with recommended safety protocols. This includes wearing a mask and completing a COVID screening questionnaire. Please call to schedule your appointment before coming to the office.
Our entire legal team, attorneys and staff, continue to be available by telephone and email for your convenience. Call us at 516-594-0909, and we will ensure your call goes to the person who can best assist you.
Moving forward, we will continue to adapt our in-office practices to comply with and reflect the latest federal and state safety information and guidelines. We hope to transition back to a more normal work environment as soon and as safely as possible.
If you have questions regarding your case, your Workers’ Compensation claim, or any issues related to a COVID-19 exposure on the job, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
In these unprecedented times, our clients and our legal team’s safety and well-being remain our top priority. We are committed to providing you with our best possible service in the face of this rapidly changing and developing situation. As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, these efforts are being implemented immediately to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Currently, our Rockville Centre main office is staffed and open with full phone, email, and fax service. Our satellite offices in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Hauppauge are closed temporarily. We also serve you from remote locations should the need arise.
Until we announce otherwise, please do not stop by our office. Your safety, as well as the safety of our legal team, is our number one priority. We are ready to assist you with any issues or concerns but request that you call or email to remain in compliance with the Governor’s recommendations.
The Workers’ Compensation Board is still holding hearings through its virtual system. Judges, lawyers, and injured workers can meet via phone or video. It is not possible, under the guidelines, to attend hearings at any Workers’ Compensation Board in the five boroughs or Long Island. We ask that you connect with the Board by phone, or download the Board’s virtual hearings app. More information can be found here: http://www.wcb.ny.gov/virtual-hearings/ and http://www.wcb.ny.gov/virtual-hearings/app/
Please coordinate with your doctors and remain diligent regarding your continuing care. Attending to your safety and the safety of others is the principal concern. If you can’t attend your scheduled appointment with your doctor or the insurance company’s doctor, notify them right away. Then, please reschedule with your doctor as soon as you feel safe enough to do so.
As insurance companies remain open, there is no reason that your court-ordered payments should be impacted or interrupted.
As measures and guidelines to combat the COVID-19 change, we will continue to adapt as well. We are committed to providing you with the service and advice you have come to expect from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C.
Fortunately, virtual and remote technology provides a safe option that limits the virus’s impact while still guiding you through the difficulties of your Workers’ Compensation claim. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
A Message For Those Who Are Scheduled For An Independent Medical Examination
Our mission has always been to keep our clients fully informed about the continuing changes in Workers’ Compensation, more so than ever given the extraordinary impact of COVID-19/Coronavirus.
Effective March 23, 2020, the State has determined that a carrier’s Independent Medical Examination (IME) is NOT an essential service excluded from the Governor’s current “stay at home” order. As a result, any in-person IME will not be held while the order is in place.
If you are scheduled for an IME for the immediate future and the order is still in place, do not attend the IME. Once the order is lifted, IMEs will likely resume. Please continue to follow our website and https://www.ny.gov for more information.
Un Mensaje Para Quienes Tienen Agendada Una Examinación Medica Independiente
Nuestra misión siempre ha sido mantener a nuestros clientes totalmente informados sobre los continuos cambios en la Compensación de los Trabajadores, más que nunca dado el impacto extraordinario de COVID-19 / Coronavirus.
A partir del 23 de marzo de 2020, el Estado ha determinado que el examen médico independiente (IME) NO es un servicio esencial excluido de la orden actual de “quedarse en casa” del gobernador. Como resultado, cualquier IME en persona no se llevará a cabo mientras la orden esté en su lugar.
Si está programado para un IME para el futuro inmediato y el pedido aún está en su lugar, no asista al IME. Una vez que se levanta la orden, los IME probablemente se reanudarán.
Continúe siguiendo nuestro sitio web y https://www.ny.gov para obtener más información.
Stay safe and healthy.
The Law Offices of Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C.