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Searching for a lawyer for a workers' comp case in Ulster County? Here at Kirk & Teff, LLP, we are focused on getting results for our clients. Our legal team has more than 100 years of collective legal experience and we have a long history of successful case results for past clients. Our firm is committed to protecting the rights of injured workers and we have proudly served families in the Hudson Valley, Capital District, Albany, Kingston, Hudson and Schenectady for more than 30 years. Our focus is on you. We are committed to 100% client satisfaction and we don't settle for less than you deserve. Our firm is trusted and respected by the courts and the Bar because we provide honest and effective legal advice. See for yourself by reading our client testimonials. If you like what you see, contact us for a free case evaluation to discuss the details of your case!

I never thought I'd ever need a lawyer, yet alone love having one! And I love that it's Kirk & Teff. They've taken dealing with the various organizations involved in my workers' compensation cases from a nightmare to a "piece of cake." I now know why they were so highly recommended.


Thank you, thank you! I am now able to pay our home off. No more mortgage payments! Owning our home, debt free, no more worrying as we get older... such an amazing feeling. Couldn't have done this without your help Mr. Kirk. All my bills up-to-date and hopefully a vacation for our 45th Anniversary in April. Just know that your staff was very informative about any questions I have ever asked. I would and have referred a couple of clients you may have. I want to thank you for all your hard work and this is a blessing to me. Much appreciated.

Ulster County

I want to thank you guys so much. I have had several cases and all have been perfectly taken care of by your staff. Bob and Jodi are unbelievable and always there for me whenever I need them or need help with anything at all. I literally only have to sign my name a few times and they do everything from A to Z for me. I could not be happier. Jodi gets back to me promptly and daily and Justin always takes care of anything urgent or important. Thank you sincerely from the bottom of my heart.


I want to personally thank Jennifer Osterhoudt for all of her help in processing the necessary paper work for my SSDI claim. She is an asset to the office of Kirk & Teff. A true caring, compassionate and professional individual to say the least. I believe, because of her, I had a quick response from Social Security. I would highly recommend this Law office to all my friends and family members as a result of my dealings with Jennifer. Many Thanks!!!!

Ulster County

I am writing this testimonial on behalf of all of the employees at Kirk & Teff, LLP. I have been a client with this law firm since 2007. When I first hired their law firm I was very new to workers' compensation and had no idea that in the near future they would be able to get me awards for all of my past work injuries. Over the years they have become not only my representing lawyers for all of my many workers' compensation cases, but also people that I can turn to for advice as well as emotional consulting. Being on workers' compensation leave, you are dealing with a lot of stress emotionally. When you get hurt on the job the last thing you want to worry about is making sure you still have your benefits from your employer so you can provide for your family. I have had numerous incidents at work and every time I never had to worry because I had the best of the best representing me. I cannot thank and applaud this whole law firm enough and I assure you that being represented by them, you will always come out on top. The employees at Kirk & Teff, LLP are not only my representing lawyers but I consider each and every one of them, family! Special thanks to Ralph, Justin, Bob, Jodi, Dan, Anita and everyone else at the firm. My family is forever grateful to all of you!

Respectfully Submitted,
The "G" Family, New York State

Three years ago, I had a unfortunate fall at work. I was under the impression I would be back to work quickly. That was not the case. Concerned about laps in pay and family, I reached out to Kirk & Teff to help guide me through all the crazy paper work and worries. Well they have done that and so much more. They have been with me every mountain I have climbed.

I have called them morning, noon, and night. They and their staff take care of me like family! Nothing is off limits. Thank you for always helping me make each day a little better!!


I am writing this testimonial on behalf of Mr. Justin Teff, of Kirk & Teff Law Office. I met Mr. Teff in March 2014 due to a legal matter that my husband and I were dealing with. I felt that Justin was patient in listening to our concerns and legal questions. Justin explained our options and rights to us. While listening to him it was like a breath of fresh air and the stress was lifting away! I find that Justin is extremely personal and caring for the rights of his clients. I have the highest admiration and respect for him. My husband and I felt at ease with our concerns. Mr. Teff has a wonderful manner and respect for his client and the law. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone who is not sure, or just to inquire what their rights are. If there is any type of an award for humanity in the bar I would vote for Justin Teff Esq. for this award. I also would like to say that the whole law firm treats you with the same respect, and looks out for your best interests.

Thank You All, For Being Great Advocates for the working people!


I am really glad that I went with your Law firm to help me. In the future I am going to refer all my friends and family to you. You and your firm really go above and beyond to help me out thank you.

Latham - NY

What it took other attorneys 10 years to do, Mr. Kirk did in a year and a half.

Ulster County - NY

I just wanted to send a note to all of you at Ralph's office, to say thank you for getting my Workers' Compensation case settled. Not only am I pleased that it's settled, you got me more than we all expected. Thanks so much again for all your hard work, it paid off for all of us in the end.

S. M.
Ulster County - NY

The staff at Kirk & Teff, LLP, has been exceptional in handling my Workers' Comp Case. Their level of professionalism and legal expertise was remarkable and both Mr. Kirk and his associates went above and beyond to help me with my case. When I was injured at work, they met with me and helped me by always being available and keeping me informed of my case status. My injuries are permanent and have had an effect on my professional career. By helping me with my legal case, Mr. Kirk and his staff have been able to negotiate a settlement, which will assist me with the physical and financial loss I have endured. I highly recommend Kirk & Teff, LLP, for helping me with my case and a favorable outcome.

Ulster County - NY

To Kirk & Teff, LLP - It has been a pleasure to have the staff at this law firm work for me. I feel as though the client always comes first and all your staff take their jobs very seriously. I have never felt let down. To put it simply, this law firm is the best I have dealt with. Thank you to Ralph, Justin, Bob, Jodi, Kim, Chris and the rest of the staff!

Greene County - NY

I'd just like to share my experience with Kirk & Teff, LLP. I am recently retired and had been with another law office for many years for several workers' compensation cases. After retiring I was advised by my former lawyer to pursue social security disability. However, his office didn't handle social security disability cases. Several of my former co-workers referred me to Mr. Kirk's office.

Not only did they successfully secure my Social Security benefits, but they also were able to go back and open an old comp case a get me a significant award. You will notice the difference when you go to your first hearing; your lawyer will have done his homework and it will be reflected in the outcome of the case.

Greene County - NY

Mr. Kirk:

As always, I appreciate the help you have given me with regards to my schedule loss of use awards. I have been sending many of my co-workers to you. The service your office has provided to me has always been professional and courteous, and as such I plan on send you as many referrals as I can in the future. Me and my family greatly appreciate your hard work and efforts in handling this and all of our other claims.

Greene County, New York

Mr. Kirk:

I need to see where you would like the "THANK YOU" party I wish to throw for you and your team. I wish to do so because of the great job you all have done for not just me, but my wife, kids and grandkids also.


R.K. Jr. and family
Dover Plains
Dutchess County, New York


I just wanted to take this time to thank you, Justin and Jodi for everything you have done for me and my family. I want you to know how much it means to me that although Justin was in court, he took the time to take my call and answer the many questions I had about my case. I truly felt better after talking to him. It is reassuring to me to know that I have such professionals fighting for me to get what I am entitled to under NYS guidelines. I have never regretted retaining you and your firm to represent me. I would also like to thank Jodi for her upbeat, positive attitude. She has always answered or returned my calls, and when I was at the point of giving up she seemed to have the words to give me the strength to continue. For that I cannot thank her enough. It is because of you and your team that my family and I have kept faith and continued to believe that it would all work out in the end. Thank you Ralph, we are all grateful and appreciate everything you have done for us.

L.B and family

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

I hired Mr. Kirk's office after been referred by several of my fellow corrections officers. I was fully advised of my rights regarding Workers' Compensation, income tax issues for wage continuation, Social Security Disability, Unemployment, No-fault, and Disability benefits. Mr. Kirk's office reviewed all work related injury claims and worked to obtain awards for my permanent injuries and increase awards when the conditions got worse. The insurance company was only partially cooperative in acknowledging periods of intermittent lost time. Mr. Kirk contacted the insurance company to work out periods of credit awards and when they refused to cooperate he requested a hearing before a Judge and obtained a decision in my favor.

Greene County, New York

Mr. Kirk and the entire staff at his office are top flight professionals, who were there for me when I needed them. I have been with Mr. Kirk since 1996, and have always been treated with the utmost respect the entire time. The advised me to seek unemployment when the insurance company cut my payments. I am still in my house because of that advice.

Thank You,
F.B and family
Port Ewen
Ulster County, New York

I'm writing this to say that I am extremely satisfied with (Justin Teff) Attorney at Kirk & Teff, LLP. When I had no body to turn to, I contacted his office to handle comp claims for me due to being injured on the job. Let me tell you he has fought for me through the whole court process and has won on every level. I was very impressed with his style and intelligence. You need someone to handle this type of legal case well. I would recommend Justin in a heartbeat because without a doubt he will represent you to the fullest, Thank you very much Justin.

Yours respectfully,
Schenectady County, New York

Dear Ralph:

May I first express my sincerest regards. As you know, my name is [withheld] and I am a retired pesticide inspector. I worked for nearly 20 years for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. My career was cut short by what was proven in a court of law to be the result of on-the-job exposures to pesticides. With the help of Ralph Kirk, I was able to prove that these exposures led to my Parkinson's disease.

I have no doubt that without the unflinching support of Ralph Kirk, I would have lost my Workers' Compensation case. (Indeed, it would be hard for me to imagine the gravity of such a loss. My family and life would have been ruined.) After my having given nearly two decades of my life to protecting the health of the people of New York, and of their environment, deciding on my behalf was both the moral and legal thing for the Workers' Compensation Board to do. Although my case was strong and scientifically grounded, a grudging five-year legal fight had to be fought - and largely because Ralph Kirk and his gifted teams of workers' compensation specialists were involved from the onset, I prevailed.

Ralph Kirk's dedication to the health and welfare of workers in New York State give many a victim a strong and able voice in what often seems like a forbidden sea of bureaucracy.

Ulster County - New York

When I injured myself working for my employer I knew I was not 100% and did not know if I would ever be again. I was afraid for the first time in my life. I needed help so I turned to Kirk & Teff, LLP as employers are more concerned about their bottom line than the rights of the injured person. Mr. Kirk cared about me as a person and got me the compensation I deserved. Thank God for that day as through the years my injuries worsened, eventually leading to permanent disability. I would like to thank Mr. Kirk and his knowledgeable staff, including licensed hearing representative Robert King and attorney Justin Teff. This man never missed a beat and took control of the court room I cannot thank him enough. When I could no longer work James Chisholm walked me through the process of getting Social Security Disability, and I received it on the first attempt in three months time. I also want to thank all the office staff as I do not know how they do it, but are all on point and extremely helpful. I have always done my best, and Kirk & Teff, LLP have done the same.


B. A. M. Sr.
Ulster County - New York

I am very thankful and fortunate to have obtained Ralph Kirk and his experienced staff. I would not have known any of the laws and my rights if it was not for the help of all of you. Thanks very much for your support and assistance.

K. V.
Greene County, New York

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