When you are injured at work, knowing your rights is essential. Contact Kirk & Teff, LLP, to assist you. We have represented thousands of injured workers and their families to obtain benefits. We are proud of our tradition of dedicated service to those who provide a safe place for New Yorkers to live. Public servants, in particular – New York State corrections officers, New York State and local police officers, New York State Division for Youth counselors, local municipal firemen, and ambulance drivers – put public safety ahead of their own daily. At Kirk & Teff, LLP, it is our privilege to serve our public servants and to help all injured workers with their claims.
We find that many injured workers who consult our office have suffered multiple work injuries. In many instances, especially if there is no lost time from work, cases are not indexed by dates of the Workers' Compensation Board. We review all injury files and provide a detailed analysis of claim files where you may be entitled to money awards and medical protection. We review medical records regarding each and every work injury you have suffered. We contact the workers' compensation insurance carrier and Workers' Compensation Board to ensure medical protection for life for causally related medical treatment and all other available benefits. All injuries within the last eighteen years should be reviewed to determine if you may be entitled to a money award and our Coxsackie workers compensation lawyers are here to help.
Appendage injuries (finger, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, arm, foot, toe, knee, hip, or leg) should be reviewed to determine if there is a loss of range of motion or loss of use which will entitle the injured worker to a money award. Even if a money award has been obtained, any worsening of condition may entitle the injured worker to an additional money award in the event of an increase loss of use at any time within eighteen years from the date of the injury or within eighteen years of the last monetary award, whichever is greater. For more information on this, visit the NY Workers Comp Board's write up on Schedule Loss of Use.
A Coxsackie workers' compensation attorney can help you if you suffer hearing loss, loss of vision, or facial scarring in a workplace accident. You may be entitled to a money award even if you did not lose time from work and even if you did not file a claim with the Workers' Compensation Board. If you were injured on the job and, if your employer or the workers' compensation carrier paid for at least one medical bill, you have lifetime protection for medical treatment within the Medical Treatment Guidelines and possible entitlement to money awards. We can help arrange for medical examinations and file all necessary paperwork to obtain money awards for you. The Workers' Compensation insurance carrier does not represent you or your interests. Many cases are not indexed by the Workers' Compensation Board. You may be injured and the insurance company may pay bills. The Workers' Compensation Board may have records regarding your work injury, but not assign you a case number or otherwise indicate how you may obtain money awards.
If you are injured on the job, contact the law office of Kirk & Teff, LLP for a free no obligation case review. We are confident we will be able to assist in explaining your rights and in obtaining compensation benefits you otherwise may not be able to obtain. There is no legal fee for our representation unless we are successful in obtaining awards of workers' compensation or awards of Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits for you. We have a trained staff to assist you in all aspects of your claim and to ensure that you obtain the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.
In addition to Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability and/or SSI, you may be entitled to alternate forms of compensation.
You need a Workers' Compensation attorney to fight for you. At Kirk & Teff, LLP, we file your claim, contact the insurance carrier and claims representatives, contact doctors for clarifying medical records and reports, and obtain hearings before Administrative Law Judges in the event the insurance company denies payment to you or pay you less than the correct benefit.
Contact our firm today if you feel that you can benefit from Ulster County's most experienced and knowledgeable workers' compensation law firm!