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What You Want in a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

New York, Queens Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Things to Look For When You Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

When you’re hurt on the job, it can often seem like an open and shut case, but the reality is that many legitimate claims are initially rejected. That’s one of the primary reasons you want to hire an experienced and proven workers’ compensation attorney. But how do you do that? What are the things you want to know when looking for a workers’ compensation lawyer?

Hire an Experienced Workers Compensation Attorney

Workers’ compensation is a complex area of practice, with its own set of rules and regulations. It’s not something you want handled by a general practitioner. Ask a prospective lawyer what percentage of his or her practice involves workers’ compensation, and how many workers’ compensation claims he or she has handled—the more, the better. If it’s less than 25% of the practice, or the attorney has only handled a handful of workers’ compensation cases, you probably want to look elsewhere.

Hire an Experienced Trial Attorney

In most instances, when your claim is initially denied, your attorney will have to go before a judge to get the results you want. You don’t want a lawyer who doesn’t know his or her way around a courtroom or hearing room.

Hire an Attorney with a Plan

When you are interviewing prospective lawyers, ask what specific steps will be taken to get the outcome you want. If the attorney doesn’t have a concrete plan and can’t explain it to you, move on.

Hire an Attorney Who Will Be There

It’s inevitable that you’ll have questions or concerns. Confirm that the lawyer will be accessible, either in person or by phone, to answer those questions. Workers’ compensation can be a volume practice, and you don’t want to hire an attorney who doesn’t have time for you.

The Things to Look For in a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

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.

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

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About The Author

Michael Serres, ESQ.

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.

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