New York Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

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NY Workers Compensation FAQ

Understanding the different monetary settlements a worker can receive, usually with the benefit of a lawyer, is daunting. The process at times seems to make no sense. Leg injuries result in different payouts than back injuries and different insurance companies value the same type of injury in different ways. Old cases use one set of laws, new cases another.

NY Workers Compensation Injury ClaimSo, getting a fair settlement is so complicated, you probably will need a New York workers’ compensation lawyer to get what you deserve. And, you should find out up front what you need to do so you don’t find out later that it’s too late.


If you call me from nine to five on any given weekday, unless I am in court, I will come to the phone and let you know where you stand.  No runaround. No discussion with the insurance company first or some paralegal who will check it out and get back to you.

Since the New York legislature made substantial changes to the workers’ compensation system, some benefits have changed significantly for workers.

Individuals with non-extremity injuries may be subject to caps on benefits, based on complex medical guidelines. The weekly benefits rate for individuals with extremity injuries changes every year.

What does this mean to you? At the Law Office of Robert Koenigsberg, we offer a free initial consultation to explain how these changes in the law could affect you. Contact us today for dependable, experienced representation.

Dedicated to Helping Injured Workers

Since 1996, the Law Office of Robert Koenigsberg has vigorously protected injured workers’ rights in New York City and surrounding areas. While the workers’ compensation laws have changed, the quality of our work has not. We believe our experience has become even more critical to injured workers while the system continues to evolve.

Contact us immediately following a work-related injury and we will explain how to file a claim with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, as required under the new law. We will also review the details of your case to understand if a settlement is possible.

Evolving Workers’ Compensation Reform

New York attorneys Robert A. Koenigsberg and Maria Makis will carefully explain how the law affects injured workers in a variety of ways, such as:
Lifetime benefits are only available for those with permanent total disabilities. Payments will be based on a sliding scale and capped based on the number of payout years.

Diagnostic providers and pharmacies may be chosen by your employer’s insurance carrier.

On July 1, 2009, the maximum benefit was increased to $600 per week. After July 1, 2010, this was increased to $739 per week.

The new law allows providers to render services costing up to $1,000 without obtaining prior authorization.

Contact Us Today

Whether you were injured while running an errand for your boss, in a construction accident or in an industrial accident, contact New York workers’ comp lawyer Robert A. Koenigsberg to discuss your legal options. If you were injured before March 13, 2007, we will explain how your benefits are covered under the old law.

We offer free initial consultations at our law office, which is conveniently located across the street from the Federal Plaza in downtown Manhattan. We look forward to helping you recover.

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