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How to Best Help Your Attorney Prepare for a Workers’ Compensation Hearing

Queens |NYC| Brooklyn |Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

You’ve been hurt at work and filed a workers’ compensation claim, and your employer of the workers’ compensation insurance company is challenging your application for benefits. As a result, a hearing has been scheduled with a workers’ compensation judge. It’s not something you should try to handle on your own. You can expect that your employer and/or the insurance company will be represented by counsel, and you can’t expect any assistance from the judge. You can, however, help your attorney be fully prepared—the first and most important thing to do is notify your attorney as soon as you receive notice of the hearing…that will give your lawyer the maximum amount of time to prepare.

Your attorney will also need specific documentation to provide the best representation:

  • Your medical records—It’s important that your attorney has a comprehensive understanding of both your injury and the medical care you require, including physical therapy or rehabilitation, x-rays or MRIs, surgery or other care
  • Your wage information for the last year leading up to the accident—The amount of your benefits will be based on your average weekly wage for the last 52 weeks. This can be supplied in the form of a W-2, pay stubs or bank records.

How You Can Help Your Attorney Prepare for a Workers’ Compensation Hearing

Experienced Queens |NYC | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

At Pyrros & Serres LLP, we handle all matters related to workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims for people in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens 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.

To learn more about the full scope of our practice, see our practice area overview page.

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Queens | NYC | 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.