After suffering a work injury, filing a workers compensation claim is the best way to manage the lost income and medical bills that follow.
If you’re thinking about trying to handle the work comp process alone, you might be asking yourself, “Why do I need a lawyer for a workers comp claim?” This is a natural question to have, and the truth is that the workers comp system isn’t easy to navigate and has a number of pitfalls that can result in either a claim denial or incomplete benefits.
Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP can take the stress out of the process and enable you to maximize your work comp benefits. Read on as we explain exactly why it’s so crucial to retain qualified legal counsel when you’re seeking workers comp benefits.
Avoid Application Errors
When it comes to filing your application for workers compensation, there are many minute details and strict timelines you must adhere to you. Without the necessary understanding of these guidelines and requirements, it’s easy to make mistakes that could cost you your benefits.
When you work with an experienced work comp attorney from our firm, you can rest assured that your application will be filed on time, in full detail, and with no errors.
Handling the Negotiation Process
Insurance adjusters are known for doing everything in their power to minimize payout amounts to accident victims—and this also applies to workers comp insurance. It’s important to remember that the insurance company is a business and that their bottom line depends on minimizing what they pay out on claims.
Without a legal advocate, you may find yourself unable to properly negotiate with the insurance company and get them to agree to your terms. When you work with an experienced attorney, you will have the benefit of top-quality negotiation skills and a representative that will always have your best interests in mind.
Maximize Your Work Comp Benefits
Most workplace accident victims aren’t sure what the true value of their claim is. As such, they may not think to ask for specific benefits that they’re lawfully entitled to.
An attorney can fully evaluate what your claim is worth, so you never have to wonder if you’re getting less than you could have. We will negotiate for maximum benefits, which will allow you to make the fullest recovery possible while maintaining your standard of living.
Appealing a Work Comp Denial
If your work comp application has been denied, having an attorney on your side is crucial. Most work accident victims who go without representation find that the appeals process is complicated and often aren’t sure of where to begin with challenging the denial.
With an attorney on your side, you will be able to streamline that process and give your appeal the best chance for success. Your lawyer will handle all the necessary hearings, minimizing the stress of the process.
Connect with an Experienced Work Comp Attorney
To learn more about how an attorney from Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP can give you the advantage you need for the most successful workers comp claim possible, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.
Just call 212-385-9190 or fill out our contact form at the bottom of the page to arrange a time for yours.