Law Office of Kathryn M. Kirsch | N.Y. State Workers' Compensation

 

Welcome to the Law Office of Kathryn M. Kirsch

When you have suffered an injury at work and have trouble filing a claim, you need a competent workers' compensation attorney at your side. Located in Buffalo,New York, Kathryn  Kirsch has dedicated her practice to representing individuals injured in the course of their employment.

Specializing in New York State Workers' Compensation Law and Social Security Disability Law since 1997, Kathryn Kirsch represents clients in a straightforward, professional manner.  She focuses on your claim so you can focus on your health.

Kathryn Kirsch accepts New York State Workers' Compensation claims from Buffalo and all of its surrounding suburbs.  She accepts new claims or aged claims.  If you have questions about a particular work injury or are unsure as to whether you have suffered a work injury, Kathryn Kirsch is available by phone for a free consultation to advise you of your rights under the law.


Latest Blog Post: Nov 30, 2014
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board Releases the Non-Acute Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines



We have known the Board was working on these guidelines for quite some time. They have finally arrived and have now been published. These guidelines will be effective on December 15th, 2014. These new guidelines cover what type of treatment is allowable for people with chronic conditions and/or chronic pain. With regard to chiropractic treatment, physical therapy and occupational therapy, as expected, the Board is allowing only 10 visits of one of the above per calendar year once someone is classified with a permanent condition. However, the guidelines also state that "trials without maintenance care" are required "within a year and annually thereafter." I am presuming that the trials without maintenance would include those periods after or before the 10 visits are used. As with all changes, we will have to see how the judges rule on this issue and how the Board Panel responds to appeals to better determine (read more...)


 

As Kathryn Kirsch does not advertise on television or in the phone book, her practice has grown simply through word of mouth recommendations from her clients to others. The faith bestowed on her through these recommendations is a testament to the way Kathryn Kirsch handles her client's concerns and claims.

Please call 716-852-1380 today and ASK TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO KATHRYN KIRSCH! Let her put her experience to work for you. Schedule a FREE consultation today.

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Social Security Announces New Fraud Prevention Unit In New York

By Social Security Administration
Published by Social Security Administration Website
April 02, 2014

March 31, 2014

Today, Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced the establishment of a centralized fraud prevention unit in New York City to identify potential fraud and detect fraud trends that can be applied to disability cases nationwide. This unit consists of experienced disability examiners who are currently involved in the re-review of disability medical decisions resulting from recent indictments in Puerto Rico and New York City. Using their specialized experience, they will collaborate with Social Security systems personnel to help build data analytics to detect and prevent fraud at the earliest possible point in the disability decision-making process.

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