Although you might receive a settlement offer without a lawyer, insurance companies often employ experienced adjusters who minimize the company’s payouts. Without a thorough understanding of the law and the actual value of your claim, you risk accepting a settlement that may not fully compensate you.

Contact our New York workers’ compensation lawyer and see why having skilled legal representation can significantly impact the process and outcome.

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Understanding workers’ comp settlements in New York

In New York, you are not legally required to have a lawyer to settle your workers’ compensation claim. Workers can negotiate directly with the insurer or their employer’s workers’ compensation carrier and even reach a settlement approved by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. However, understanding the full legal implications of a settlement and ensuring it meets all your needs can be challenging without legal expertise.

Risks of handling your claim alone

Without having an attorney, you may be pressured into accepting a lower settlement. Insurance adjusters can be persuasive, especially when claimants are unfamiliar with their rights and the potential value of their claims.

Our workers’ compensation lawyers are skilled in calculating adequate compensation and can negotiate effectively with insurance carriers.

Benefits of legal representation

Maximizing your settlement

One of the key benefits of having legal representation by organizations like The Weinstein Law Group is the assurance that your settlement will accurately reflect the true cost of your injuries. Experienced attorneys like those at The Weinstein Law Group bring a deep understanding of New York workers’ compensation laws. We are adept at crafting settlements covering comprehensive medical care, adequate wage replacement, and compensation for permanent disabilities.

Navigating complex claims

Complex claims involving severe injuries or disputes about the injury’s relation to the job can greatly benefit from the expertise of a skilled lawyer. In these cases, the nuances of the law can significantly influence the outcome, and having someone who can navigate these complexities can be crucial.

Legal advocacy and support

Moreover, an attorney will advocate for your rights throughout the claims process, represent you in hearings if necessary, and help appeal unfavorable decisions. This level of support is invaluable, especially when you’re recovering from an injury and dealing with financial pressures.

Hurt at work? We’ve got your back.

So, will workers’ comp offer a settlement without a lawyer? Yes, it’s possible, but having a lawyer can provide significant advantages. The Weinstein Law Group can offer legal expertise to ensure fair treatment and the best possible outcome for those in New York navigating a workers’ comp claim. Call (212) 741-3800 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

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