Why Injured Workers Are Our Priority
The simple truth is that very few Americans can stay out of work for extended periods of time. With most people living on tight budgets, the loss of a paycheck is devastating, and not just for the injured, but for everyone who depends upon them. But, only a few people who are injured at work know that they are eligible for support. Even fewer pursue it.
Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman has experience fighting for New York workers. Contact us today to talk about your injuries and how we can help you get back on your feet.
Get Help Today And Begin Your Case From A Position Of Power
Time is always of the essence when it comes to the law. The sooner you speak with an attorney, the more help you get with filing paperwork, collecting evidence, and negotiating. In cases like yours, time is not just money – it’s the ability to control your future.
Our attorneys are experienced and can support you throughout the legal process, including:
- Workers’ compensation laws
- Workers’ compensation benefits
- Workers’ comp claims process
- Rights of injured workers
- Denied claims
- Hearings and appeals
There can be many hurdles to getting full compensation for your injuries. Reluctant employers, complicated filings, and other legal issues may arise. But, you do not need to face these alone. Even a denied claim may not be the end of your story.
How a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help You
Dealing with workers’ compensation claims can be challenging, especially when dealing with the legalities while recovering from an injury. Enlisting the expertise of a seasoned workers’ compensation lawyer from Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman can significantly benefit your case in several ways:
Experienced Guidance and Legal Counsel
Experienced workers’ comp attorneys are well-versed in the intricate laws and regulations governing workplace injury claims. We provide personalized guidance tailored to your specific situation, ensuring you understand your rights, entitlements, and the legal processes involved in pursuing a claim.
Maximizing Your Benefits
Our attorneys work diligently to optimize your benefits. We ensure that you receive the full range of benefits you are entitled to, which may include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and disability benefits.
Navigating the Claims Process
The claims process can be convoluted, involving paperwork, deadlines, and negotiations with insurance companies. A skilled lawyer manages the administrative tasks, files necessary documentation promptly, and handles communications with insurers, alleviating stress and allowing you to focus on recovery.
Dispute Resolution and Appeals
In the unfortunate event of a claim denial or dispute over benefits, your attorney will represent your interests. They initiate and manage the appeals process, gathering evidence, representing you at hearings, and advocating for your rights to ensure a favorable outcome.
Should your case proceed to court, your attorney acts as your advocate, representing you in litigation. Their expertise in presenting a strong case and navigating legal proceedings is invaluable in securing a fair settlement or favorable verdict.
Peace of Mind
Having a dedicated legal professional by your side provides peace of mind. You can trust that your attorney is committed to protecting your interests, advocating for your rights, and securing the compensation you deserve while you focus on your recovery.
Partnering with a workers’ compensation lawyer from Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman means having a compassionate advocate who understands the complexities of workers’ comp law and is dedicated to securing the best possible outcome for your case.
Common Workplace Injuries
Workplaces can be settings for various types of injuries due to the nature of different occupations. Some of the most frequently encountered workplace injuries include:
- Slips, Trips, and Falls: Slipping on wet floors, tripping over objects, or falling from heights are common accidents across various industries.
- Musculoskeletal Injuries: Repetitive strain injuries, back strains, and muscle injuries are prevalent among workers who perform repetitive tasks or heavy lifting.
- Cuts and Lacerations: Employees in manufacturing, food service, or construction are susceptible to injuries caused by sharp objects or machinery.
- Burns: Workers in industries involving chemicals, cooking, or machinery may suffer burns due to hot surfaces, chemicals, or fires.
- Falling Objects: Objects falling from shelves, storage areas, or unstable structures can cause head injuries or fractures.
- Machinery Accidents: Mishandling machinery or lack of proper training can lead to serious injuries or amputations.
- Electrocution: Workers dealing with electrical systems or machinery are at risk of electrical shocks and burns.
- Work-Related Stress and Mental Health Issues: High-stress work environments can lead to mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, and burnout.
- NYCTA Injuries and Accidents: When you help keep the city moving and get everyone where they need to go, accidents and injuries happen. We can help.
Understanding these common workplace injuries can help both employers and employees take preventive measures to enhance workplace safety and mitigate risks.
Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman Holds New York Employers Accountable For Worker Safety
At Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman, our attorneys work together to get injured employees the most support possible. We work across New York City to obtain financial compensation for workers of all kinds, from waitresses and line cooks to construction workers and more, including undocumented workers and people working “off the books.” Contact us today at 212-233-6528.
Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
When should I contact a workers’ compensation lawyer?
A workers’ compensation lawyer can be contacted immediately after sustaining a work-related injury or when facing difficulties in obtaining rightful benefits. Consulting early in the process can ensure proper guidance and the protection of legal rights.
What will a workers’ compensation lawyer do for me?
Workers’ compensation lawyers handle various tasks, including evaluating your case, ensuring timely filing of claims, negotiating with insurance companies, representing you in hearings or appeals, and securing fair compensation for medical bills and lost wages.
What if my workers’ compensation claim is denied?
If your claim is denied, a workers’ compensation lawyer can help appeal the decision. They’ll navigate the appeals process, gather additional evidence, and represent you in hearings to fight for your rightful benefits.
Will I have to go to court if I hire a workers’ compensation lawyer?
In many cases, workers’ compensation claims are settled without going to court. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer will represent you in hearings or trials to secure the compensation you deserve.
Can I file a lawsuit against my employer for a workplace injury?
Workers’ compensation laws generally prevent employees from suing their employers for workplace injuries. However, in cases involving gross negligence or intentional harm, legal action beyond workers’ compensation may be possible.
How can I schedule my free consultation with Katz, Leidman, Freud & Herman?
Scheduling a free consultation with Katz, Leidman, Freud & Herman is simple and easy. All you have to do is call us at 212-233-6528 or fill out our online contact form. Our team will review your information and get back to you as soon as possible to set up an appointment.