What Can You Expect from the Work Comp Insurance Company?

Queens |NYC | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

You’ve been injured at work and the accident seems pretty straightforward. You shouldn’t have much difficulty getting your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider to pay your claim, right? Not necessarily.

At Pyrros & Serres, we’re committed to helping you get the maximum recovery of benefits permitted by law, including lost wages and income, as well as reimbursement or payment of all reasonable medical expenses arising out of the injury. We’ll use our skill, experience, knowledge and resources to help you get fair compensation for temporary or permanent injuries. Don’t expect that from the work comp insurance company.

Insurance companies are “for profit” entities that maximize their return on investment by minimizing the amount they pay out to settle claims. For that reason, they approach each case individually, looking for reasons to diminish or deny a claim. They’ll evaluate any potential basis for reducing their expenses, and may contend that they don’t have to make a full payout for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Your injury is not as serious as you (or your doctor) claim it is
  • You suffered the injury outside of work
  • Your injury was preexisting
  • You don’t need some of the medical care you are seeking (or that your doctor is prescribing)

Ideally, when you file a workers’ compensation claim, the insurer will compensate you for all your losses. However, when there are disagreements regarding what should be paid, your case will need to be resolved by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board.

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At the law offices of Pyrros & Serres LLP, we offer proven workers’ compensation and Social Security disability counsel to people in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and across the greater New York City metropolitan area. Because of our longstanding reputation for hard work and strong representation, many of our new clients come to us as referrals from clients and other lawyers.

To learn more about the full scope of our practice, see our practice area overview page or call our offices at 718-804-5406.

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