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At the law office of Pyrros & Serres LLP, our lawyers bring 75 years of combined legal experience to injured people throughout Astoria, Queens and the state of New York. A hallmark of our practice has always been our commitment to provide individualized attention to every client. Because our firm treats clients with compassion, courtesy and respect, existing or former clients refer most of our new cases to us. We pledge to use our extensive knowledge, skill, experience and resources to help you get the results you want and deserve.

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To learn more about your rights in a workers’ compensation, Social Security disability or personal injury claim, read the blog posts below.

Understanding the New York Workers’ Compensation Medical Guidelines

The Regulations Doctors Must Follow When Treating Patients with Workers’ Compensation Claims
Queens |NYC| Brooklyn |Bronx Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

When you have been hurt on the job in New York, you have a right to seek workers’ compensation benefits, which include compensation for lost wages, as well as payment of or reimbursement for medical expenses. You will most likely be required to submit to an examination by a company approved doctor, but you can also seek medical treatment from a physician of your choice. There are, however, specific guidelines that your treating doctor must follow.

What Is a Consequential Injury in a Workers’ Compensation Case?

Understanding Consequential Injuries in Workers’ Compensation Cases

In the aftermath of a work-related injury, it’s pretty common to focus on the most obvious injuries you’ve suffered. Maybe you slipped and fell, breaking a bone or tearing a ligament. But those types of injuries can have other consequences. For example, an injury to one knee can cause you to overcompensate with your other leg, leading to problems with your other leg, or even misalignment in your spine, with attendant back or neck problems. These types of injuries are known as “consequential” injuries and you have a right to recover workers’ compensation benefits if they make it difficult or impossible for you to work.

Permanent Disability Determinations in Workers’ Compensation Cases

What Does It Mean to Be Permanently Disabled for Workers’ Compensation Purposes?

When you’ve been hurt on the job and have qualified for workers’ compensation benefits, one of the goals will be to provide you with compensation and payment of medical expenses until you have fully recovered. But what happens if your injuries are permanent, such that you either can’t return to work at all, or can only return to work with some limitations on your ability to perform your former job? Are you entitled to workers’ compensation for the rest of your life?

Workers’ Compensation Cover Wrongful Death in the Workplace?

Do Surviving Family Members Have Any Recourse after a Workplace Fatality?

When you’ve contracted an illness or sustained an injury on the job in New York, you know that you have a right to pursue compensation for lost wages, as well as any unreimbursed medical expenses while you are unable to work. But what are the rights of your surviving family members if you die from an occupational illness or are killed in a workplace accident? Can your dependents seek compensation for the loss of support, the loss of companionship or consortium, or any medical bills incurred because of your death? Yes, they can.

What Fees Do You Have to Pay in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you’ve been hurt on the job in New York, you may know that you have a right to pursue benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation laws, but you may also have substantial concerns about the costs of filing such a claim. What will you have to pay? Will you have to come up with money up front to pay your attorney? Are there other fees involved?

The Fees Incurred in a New York Workers’ Compensation Case

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