QUESTION: Do I need a workers’ compensation lawyer to file my workers’ compensation claim in New York?
ANSWER: No, you do not need a workers’ compensation lawyer to file a workers’ compensation claim in New York. The Workers’ Compensation Board, a New York state agency, has streamlined the process and made applying for workers’ compensation benefits easier than ever. There are also many resources on websites that contain information about applying for benefits, even providing step-by-step instructions.
Despite this, it is important to realize that – while you can file a workers’ compensation claim without a lawyer – it is often not a good idea.
The most general and obvious reason is because the insurance carrier has a lawyer reviewing claims and advising an adjuster what to do and how to handle your claim – so why shouldn’t you have a lawyer too?
In addition to this, some of the obvious reasons why you should have a workers’ compensation lawyer in NYC to help handle your workers’ compensation claim include the following:
It is important to realize that workers’ compensation benefits can really help a family cover monthly expenses and medical bills while you are recovering. This is not a type of insurance claim that you may have experience covering, like a health insurance bill or a bumper tap repair bill with auto insurance. Workers’ compensation benefits can be significant, especially for serious injuries. If you need a workers’ comp lawyer, call us for help.
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