What Will It Cost You to Pursue Benefits for a Work-Related Injury?
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and throughout NYC
If you’ve been hurt on the job and can’t work, you may be considering filing a workers’ compensation claim. You’re not working, though, so how can you afford an attorney? There’s good news.
When you need to file a work comp claim, you can hire a lawyer without ever having to pay directly for legal representation or legal services. That’s because your attorney will typically handle the claim on a “contingency” basis. That means that, instead of billing you on an hourly basis or charging you a flat fee, your attorney will typically be paid a percentage of the amount you recover in benefits. That amount is determined by the workers’ compensation judge, who will look at the services provided to you and establish the fee. That’s good news for you, as it provides an incentive for your attorney to do more for you and to get more benefits for you.
Once your claim has been approved and the judge has determined the amount that your lawyer will be paid, that amount will be paid directly to your attorney, so that you don’t have to worry about making payments.
It is important to understand, though, that any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by your attorney must be paid separately. For example, if your attorney must take a deposition and pay for a court reporter, you will need to pay those costs separately.
At Pyrros & Serres, we have extensive experience successfully obtaining workers’ compensation benefits for workers who were wrongfully denied payments because they were misclassified as independent contractors. We helped a street cart vendor in New York City get work comp benefits after being hit by a car while operating his cart—his employer and the workers’ compensation insurance company had initially rejected his claim, contending that he was an independent contractor.
Experienced Brooklyn | Queens | NYC | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
At Pyrros & Serres LLP, we provide comprehensive representation in 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 or call our offices at 718-804-5406.