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Why Do You Need a Workers' Compensation Lawyer

New York City Workplace Accident Attorneys

The truth is that you don't need a workers' compensation attorney, at least not at first. You can file your claim on your own. To simplify the process, here's what happens: You, the injured worker, have to present a medical opinion — your doctor's opinion — of the value of your case. The workers' compensation insurance company can either accept that or, more likely, send you to an independent medical examination (IME) where the insurance company's doctor will evaluate you. Not surprisingly, the opinions of insurance company doctors frequently differ from those of the victim's doctor. Do you simply accept what the insurance company offers based on its doctor's findings?

If you choose not to accept the insurance company's offer, which may very well be far less than you need, you will find yourself in a negotiation with the insurance company's highly trained professionals that may involve thousands of dollars. With so much at stake, do you really want to do this on your own, or would you prefer the assistance of a lawyer?

At the Robert A. Koenigsberg Law Offices, we have 20 years of experience that we can use to help you. Whether you are just starting the process, or you have become entangled in the aforementioned types of negotiations, we can help.

A Consultative Approach to Workers' Compensation

How are you healing? How is your doctor treating you? What do you see yourself doing a year from now? Five years from now? Ten years from now? We will ask these questions, because we want to help you get results that are truly meaningful based on your situation. This consultative approach has become even more critical with the changes and restrictions that have been made to New York workers' compensation law.

Call our office at 646-480-1625 today or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation and for an honest answer to the question, "Why do you need a workers' compensation lawyer?"

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