As the system has shifted toward cost savings, it has become less friendly to injured workers'. Neither the New York State Workers' Compensation Board nor the carrier are looking out for your best interests. Only an attorney working on your behalf will ensure that you receive each and every benefit the statute provides to injured workers'.
While many attorneys handle Workers' Compensation claims, you want an expert in the field who handles claims for injured workers' on a daily basis and is familiar with recent case law and regulatory changes. You want an attorney who has built a practice on word of mouth recommendations as opposed to television advertisements. You want an attorney who will become familiar with you and your claim and not pass you off repeatedly to other members of a firm. You want an attorney like Kathryn Kirsch.