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At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we do believe this is the right way to proceed. Workers’ compensation laws are complex, and the progression of your case could have a stark effect on your future. Having the right team on your side makes all the difference.

Absolutely. You have the right to change your attorney at any point in your case. In most personal injury actions, this will not result in higher fees. Your attorney should be someone you trust, and you should be able to enjoy a relationship with him/her of mutual respect and courtesy. If you are not happy […]

Your attorney should be the first to know. They can let the Workers’ Compensation Board know, as well as work with your insurance company on your case.

No. Workers’ compensation laws in New York do prevent you from suing your boss directly; however, you may be entitled to file suit against the owner of the job site and/or your general contractor.

The sooner you get in touch with a lawyer, the better. Avoid missing important deadlines and improve your chances of a successful case outcome by contacting a workers’ compensation lawyer you trust right away.

Returning to work can help you heal more quickly, and it brings the advantage of additional income and benefits. In addition, workers do not get raises or promotions while out of work. Because workers’ compensation does not match your full pay, many workers choose to return to work after an injury.

The answer is partially dependent on what you earned prior to being injured. However, if you return to work but find that your pay has been decreased due to your work-related disability, workers’ compensation payments can help make up the difference. That is known as a reduced earnings benefit.

Absolutely. In fact, you can ask to be repaid for travel costs, medications, and any other prescribed treatment.