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You Can Get a Million Dollar Settlement in a Work Comp Claim—We Did!

What Should You Do When Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied?

How the Attorneys at Pyrros & Serres Went the Extra Mile for an Injured Worker

Pyrros & Serres—Proven Workers’ Compensationensation Lawyers throughout NYC, including Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx

When you’ve been hurt on the job, you have a right to pursue Workers’ Compensationensation benefits to cover your disability, generally covering lost income and medical expenses tied to your work-related accident. Accordingly, most Workers’ Compensation 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’ Compensationensation 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’ Compensationensation 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’ Compensationensation 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.

The Million Dollar Workers’ Compensationensation Award

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.

Pyrros & Serres LLP

NYC | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

About The Author

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Michael Serres, ESQ.

Michael Serres, ESQ. is a reputed Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Astoria, Queens, NY. He graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1989. Mr. Serres was admitted to practice law in New York State in 1990 and is admitted in the Federal District Courts for the Southern and the Eastern Districts of New York. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Workers’ Compensation Bar Association and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Queens County Bar Association.