How the Attorneys at Pyrros & Serres Went the Extra Mile for an Injured Worker
Pyrros & Serres—Proven Workers’ Compensation Lawyers throughout NYC, including Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx
When you’ve been hurt on the job, you have a right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits to cover your disability, generally covering lost income and medical expenses tied to your work-related accident. Accordingly, most workers’ comp payouts, particularly when the injured person seeks to negotiate a lump sum payment, are in the five and low six figures. There’s a common misperception that you can’t get a million-dollar damage award for a workers’ compensation claim. That’s not true—we successfully secured a million-dollar payout for one of our former clients.
Though lost wages are typically a fixed amount in a work comp claim, and easily calculated, the medical losses covered by a workers’ compensation injury can be extensive. In the case where we obtained the million-dollar award, our client was seriously injured at work, to the extent that he was permanently confined to a wheelchair. He required extensive treatment for the rest of his life, and also needed a specialized wheelchair to maximize his mobility.
When we initially brought the claim to the workers’ compensation insurance company, they indicated they would only make their standard offer—about $100,000. We knew this would not meet the needs of our client, so we declined their initial offer and took our claim up the insurance company’s chain of authority. We met with more rejection until we got to the highest levels of the company, where we encountered an attorney who listened to and understood our arguments. We negotiated a combination lump-sum/structured settlement that allowed our client to return to his native country knowing that he would get the care he needed. We also got the insurer to pay his airfare home and provide him with the right motorized wheelchair.
Experienced Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
At Pyrros & Serres LLP, we handle all matters related to workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims for people across the greater New York City metropolitan area, from Brooklyn to Queens and the Bronx. Because of our reputation for getting positive results for our clients, many of our new cases come to us as referrals from satisfied clients or from 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.