Hudson Valley and Capital District Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Serving Albany, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Hudson and the entire Hudson Valley
If you have been injured at work, you may be facing a very frustrating and frightening situation. If you can't go back to work quickly, how will you pay the mortgage or rent, and afford groceries, insurance, gasoline? If you have suffered a work-related injury, you may be entitled to crucial compensation. Don't try to go through the process alone — your workers' comp claim may end up being underpaid or even wrongfully denied. If you have been involved in a work-related accident and have suffered injuries that cause you to miss work, it is very important to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced workers' compensation lawyer.
At Kirk & Teff, LLP, our Hudson Valley and Capital District workers' comp lawyers fight tirelessly to obtain successful results for clients who are filing a workers' compensation claim or who were denied benefits for a previous claim. We have helped thousands of clients navigate through the workers' comp and Social Security Disability process, and we know how to maximize compensation for our clients.
We offer a free review of all claims without obligation. We assess all information provided to our office by the injured worker as well as obtain additional information from the Workers' Compensation Board and insurance carrier for a full and complete assessment of each claim.
We provide a full analysis of workers' compensation claims by a qualified legal representative to determine what steps have been taken and what steps are necessary to take to preserve the injured worker's right to ongoing and future protection.
At Kirk &Teff, LLP, our commitment is to provide all clients with the best possible legal representation.
In order to begin the process of receiving compensation for your injury, file a workers' compensation claim as soon as possible.
Need an attorney for a workers' comp case in the Hudson Valley?
With one hundred years of collective legal experience, we understand how difficult this situation must be for you and your family, and we are committed to fight for your rights. Our legal team will sit down with you, listen to you, review your case, and provide you with an effective legal solution. No matter what the situation, our firm is available to make sure that your rights as an injured worker are protected. Our firm provides top-notch legal counsel that you can trust, and we tailor our services to ensure that the unique needs of each client are met. Whether you are looking to file a claim, or your previous claim has been denied, we are here to help! We can assist you in filing an
appeal for denial of compensation and can help you navigate the entire process involved in receiving
Our Experience and Integrity Gets You the Best Results
At Kirk & Teff, LLP, we have the credentials and experience that allow us to represent clients with firm confidence and to provide them with strong representation.
Our firm was established by Ralph M. Kirk, Esq. who has spent more than three decades representing injured workers and helping them receive the proper benefits for their work-related injuries.
Justin S. Teff, Esq., later joined our firm, bringing with him a passion for workers' compensation law. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and his writing has been recommended by the New York Appellate Court, which cited Mr. Teff on his knowledge of workers' compensation laws in an appellate decision.
William J. Kistner III, Esq. served the Hudson Valley by working for the Public Defender while still in law school. Since being admitted to practice law by the New York State Bar in February 2006, William has proudly fought for injured workers and the disabled in the Hudson Valley region.
Our firm includes three licensed hearing representatives, James A. Chisholm and
Robert A. King, and
Jennifer Osterhoudt who further add to the firm's knowledge on workers' compensation legal issues.
We also have substantial experience representing those involved in situations involving the death of an injured worker. If your loved one has passed away due to a workplace accident, you could be entitled to workers' compensation death benefits. It is our desire to see you fully compensated after the injury and fight to protect your rights.
When you choose to hire Kirk & Teff, LLP, you can be confident that we will represent you with determination and efficiency. If you are an injured worker, it is vital that you take advantage of a free review of your case. You may be entitled to a monetary benefit package or an increased award for an injury that was sustained within the past 18 years. In this evaluation, we will be able to review all of your cases to make sure that you receive the correct compensation. You deserve to have your rights protected, and it is our goal to make sure that occurs.
About Workers' Compensation
Workers' compensation claims for on-the-job accidents or occupational diseases generally provide for wage loss replacement and coverage of medical expenses for causally related injuries and conditions subject to the Workers' Compensation Board's Medical Treatment Guidelines.
All work-related injuries should be evaluated by an experienced workers' compensation attorney and legal team to determine the status of a claim, whether there are additional monetary awards due the injured worker, and to confirm the future legal rights of the injured worker.
When a worker is injured on the job or develops a condition requiring medical care and that may result in lost time from work, we recommend that the following steps be taken as soon as possible:
- File a written incident report with the employer and keep a copy for personal records;
- Obtain medical evaluation and treatment at any onsite employer medical facility or offsite emergency room, urgent care facility, family physician, and/or specialist;
- Make sure that all injury sites and conditions are included on the incident report filed with the employer and are reported to all health service providers, so that there is notice of and medical evidence to support each injury site and condition.
Our experienced attorneys, legal representatives, paraprofessionals, and support staff are available to assist injured workers and their families after work accidents or the onset of disability under the Workers' Compensation Law and Social Security Disability Benefits Law.
How a Hudson Valley Workers' Compensation Lawyer Can Help
Searching for a lawyer for workers' compensation in the Hudson Valley or Capital District? If you have been injured at work, you undoubtedly have many questions regarding workers' compensation and Social Security Disability. Social Security is an
alternative form of compensation and should be considered as another option. Our team of professionals is here to help answer all of your questions. Our highest aim is to get you the information you need to receive a positive resolution.
Our firm strives to protect your rights through each step of the process. Many workplaces do not seem to pose much of a threat to employees, but almost any job situation can result in injury. Even a practical joke by a negligent coworker can result in injury that may entitle you to benefits. No matter what the situation, Kirk & Teff, LLP, will be there to help. Schedule your free case evaluation today by calling (888) 799-3857 or visit the office nearest you.
- Kingston: 10 Westbrook Lane, Kingston, NY 12401
- Schenectady: 146-148 Barrett Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
Contact our firm today if you feel that you can benefit from the knowledge of a workers' compensation lawyer!
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