Workers' compensation lawyers in New York

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Workers’ compensation lawyers near New York

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Klee Woolf Goldman & Filpi

350 Willis Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501


Klee Woolf Goldman & Filpi has been representing clients in the New York and tri-state area since 2000. Clients appreciate how kind, hard-working, and professional the team is. Klee Woolf Goldman & Filpi offers free consultations and doesn't charge upfront fees.

Morrin and Sands

400 Post Ave #402, Westbury, NY 11590


Morrin and Sands was founded in 2010 to help New Yorkers in need. Clients describe the team as honest and communicative, always taking the time to answer questions and make the workers' comp process as painless as possible. Morrin and Sands offers free consultations and doesn't charge upfront fees.

Pasternack Tilker

180 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201


Pasternack Tilker has served New Yorkers for over 80 years. Clients describe the firm as professional, knowledgable, and communicative. Pasternack Tilker offers free consultations and doesn't charge upfront fees.

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Workers’ compensation in New York

See how compensation in New York compares to the rest of the country.

183,700

residents who file for workers' comp per year

14

median days out of work

66.7%

percent of former wages paid

Your temporary total disability benefit (TTD) amount will be two-thirds of your average weekly wage (AWW) before taxes. If you reach your maximum medical improvement and still can't work, you may receive permanent disabiltiy benefits — which are calculated differently.


7

waiting period in days

You need to be out of work for a certain number of days to receive payments for lost work. Each state has a waiting period of between three and seven days set by law.


MMI

max weeks receiving payments

You can continue to receive payments for temporary total disability until a doctor certifies you’ve reached your “maximum medical improvement” — or MMI — from your injuries. If at this time your condition has stabilized, but you still can’t work like you used to, you may qualify for permanent disability benefits.


2

years to file after injury

You'll have two years after your injury to file for workers' compensation. You'll want to inform your employer you were hurt much earlier than this — ideally, as soon the incident occurs.

Workers’ compensation: Why work with a lawyer?

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Workers' Compensation: Why work with a lawyer?

While the workers’ compensation process may seem straightforward, it’s hard to know whether your settlement, your medical care, and your work accommodations are fair. Workers’ comp lawyers help you claim the maximum possible payout. They also make the process less stressful — mediating between doctors, employers, and insurance companies. Best of all, lawyers don’t charge anything upfront; they only get paid when you win or settle.

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FAQs about workers' compensation

Do I need a workers' compensation lawyer in New York?

If your injuries are very minor, and you spend little (or no) time away from work, then a lawyer may not be much help. But if you require medical attention, miss work, or return to work on “light duty” — a workers’ compensation lawyer can ensure you get the care and payout you deserve. In fact, workers’ compensation payouts average 5x as much when a lawyer gets involved.

How much do workers' compensation lawyers charge in New York?

Workers’ compensation lawyers charge nothing upfront — they only get paid once you win or settle. In New York, unlike other states, there is no legal cap to what your attorney can charge. Many lawyers charge 15% of settlements, back benefits, and your first 10 weeks of awards. Because they’re paid a percentage of your payout, they’re incentivized to get you the best outcome possible.

How does Atticus find the right lawyer for me?

Our Harvard and Stanford-trained lawyers vet workers’ compensation firms nationwide, and invite the top firms into our network. To get matched, you'll fill out our 2-minute workers’ comp quiz and talk briefly with one of our client advocates. They'll consider your case details and find the lawyer who's the best fit for you.

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