The Right Preparation to Maximize Your Chance of Winning a Work Comp Claim
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When you’ve suffered an injury on the job, you have the right to pursue compensation to cover lost wages and medical expenses. In many situations, even though it may seem like you have an open and shut case, your claim may initially be denied. For that reason, it’s particularly important that you do all that you can to get ready for your workers’ compensation hearing. Here are some ways you can do that.
- Step One—Start preparing the minute you meet with an attorney. Ideally, your lawyer will walk you through the entire process, so that you know exactly what to expect. Your lawyer will also advise you regarding what you should and should not do. Remember, it’s not uncommon for the workers’ compensation insurance provider to send an investigator out to see if you really are hurt.
- Step Two—Immediately gather any information you have related to your claim. The sooner you preserve evidence, the less the risk that it will be lost or forgotten. Organize all the evidence—unpaid medical bills, doctor’s reports, medical records.
- Step Three—Think about your testimony at the hearing. Your attorney should tell you the types of questions to expect, and should also work closely with you to identify what you want to say, and what you’d like to try to avoid saying. You may even have your attorney put you through a mock examination.
Experienced NYC | Queens | Bronx | Brooklyn Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
At Pyrros & Serres LLP, we provide comprehensive counsel to people with workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and across the greater New York City metropolitan area. Because of our reputation for effective advocacy, many of our new clients come to us as referrals from clients and other lawyers.
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