Workers Compensation: Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Many people filing New York Worker’s Compensation claims think that they can find their own way through the claims process and deal with any issues that may arise without getting a lawyer specializing in workers compensation law involved in their case. Unfortunately in New York State, that is about as far from the truth as you can get.
In a 2009 article in the New York Times, the New York State Workers’ Compensation system was characterized as “dysfunctional” at best. The article is still largely on point even today.
“Workers’ compensation systems across the country are troubled, and reform efforts are under way here. But New York, a pioneer of the concept and home to the nation’s second-largest system, has some signature claims to dysfunction and is widely recognized as the most adversarial.”
The article is essentially correct. And trying to work your way through the Workers Compensation system and appeals jungle without a knowledgeable and experienced New York Workers Compensation attorney is largely a recipe for disaster. And even with an experienced law firm at your side, delays and other issues are inevitable.
But with an experienced Syracuse Workers’ Compensation attorney at your side and working for you, they will be able to advise you with respect to your legal rights under the workers’ comp system and chart an appropriate course for you through the claims process in order to get you the compensation you deserve.
Experience Counts: Syracuse Workers’ Compensation Lawyers on Your Side
If you have experienced a workplace injury and live in Syracuse and Central New York, we would be happy to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation with you and discuss your case with you. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 315-424-1105, or fill out our website contact form. For over 40 years, the attorneys of McMahon, Kublick & Smith in Syracuse have helped injured workers get the compensation they deserve. We are here to help you, too.