If you've been injured on the job, it's only natural to expect that your employer will take care of you. However, this may not always be the case. In such unfortunate circumstances, having a trusted attorney like Peter M. Cordovano on your side can be critical. With decades of experience fighting for the rights of workers in Columbia County, my firm is committed to ensuring that you are rightfully treated and adequately compensated. Our comprehensive understanding of the workers' compensation laws and dedication to advocacy means that we will not rest until you receive the maximum benefits available under the law.
Understanding New York Workers' Compensation Law
New York Workers' Compensation Law stipulates that injured workers are legally entitled to medical care related to the injury, wage replacement benefits while unable to work, and compensation for permanent disabilities. In cases of fatal workplace accidents, it provides benefits to the deceased worker's family.
However, obtaining these benefits can often be challenging due to a number of potential obstacles:
- Complex claims process: The process of filing a workers' compensation claim can be complicated and confusing. It can involve extensive paperwork, strict deadlines, and specific procedures that must be followed carefully to avoid denial of the claim.
- Disputes over medical issues: Employers or their insurance companies may dispute the severity of the injury, the necessity of certain treatments, or whether the injury is truly work-related, which can delay or decrease benefits.
- Employer retaliation: Some workers fear filing a claim due to the threat of retaliation from their employers, such as job termination or discrimination.
- Inadequate settlement offers: Insurance companies may offer quick settlements that do not fully cover the worker's medical expenses, lost wages, or other damages, pressuring injured workers to accept less than they are entitled to.
If you are facing such difficulties in obtaining workers' compensation benefits in Columbia County, my firm can help.
Comprehensive Workers' Compensation Legal Services
At Peter M. Cordovano, P.C., we focus primarily on providing comprehensive legal services related to workers' compensation claims. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial hardships that can arise from a workplace injury, and our team is committed to guiding you through the complex legal process.
Here are some of the key areas where we can assist you:
Initial Assessment and Claim Filing
When you've been injured at work, acting swiftly to protect your rights is crucial. Our team will help you with the initial assessment of your case and ensure that all necessary paperwork is properly filed. We'll gather evidence, interview witnesses, and work diligently to build a strong foundation for your claim.
Negotiations and Settlements
Navigating the negotiations and settlement process can be daunting, especially when you're dealing with your recovery. Our skilled negotiators will represent your best interests and work towards securing the maximum compensation possible. We'll handle all communication with the insurance companies, allowing you to focus on your health and well-being.
With our expertise in negotiation tactics, we'll strive to get you a fair settlement that covers your medical expenses, lost wages, and any future treatment or therapy.
Appeals and Hearings
In some cases, a workers' compensation claim may be denied or undervalued. If this happens, don't lose hope. Our legal team has extensive experience in appealing denied claims and representing clients in hearings. We'll prepare a strong case on your behalf, presenting compelling evidence and expert testimony to support your claim.
Third-Party Liability Claims
In certain situations, a third party may be liable for your workplace injury. Our firm has the knowledge and resources to handle complex third-party liability cases. We'll thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident and pursue all available avenues of compensation on your behalf.
By identifying third-party liability, we can potentially help you recover additional damages beyond what workers' compensation alone provides.
Ongoing Support and Guidance
At Peter M. Cordovano, P.C., we understand that recovering from a work-related injury is a journey. Throughout the entire process, we'll be there to provide ongoing support and guidance. We'll keep you informed about the progress of your case, answer any questions you may have, and address your concerns with empathy and professionalism.
Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has suffered a work-related injury in Columbia County, don't delay seeking legal representation. Contact Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. today for a free consultation. We'll listen to the details of your case, provide an honest assessment, and outline the best course of action to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.
Call (845) 414-8482 or contact my office online to discuss your case with a knowledgeable and compassionate Columbia County workers' compensation attorney. Let us help you get the justice you deserve.
Not only does Peter M. Cordovano have a profound respect for the legal profession, he has earned an esteemed reputation for his tireless dedication to Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability clients.
Attorney Peter M. Cordovano has a solid grasp of the medical issues involved in his clients' cases and can effectively engage with medical providers and insurance company representatives.
Over the years, our firm has had the pleasure of helping more than 1,500 clients navigate complex Social Security Disability and Worker's Compensation cases.
Since 1987, Attorney Peter M. Cordovano has fought for distressed clients who need capable case management and calm reassurance.
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