Many claimants believe that the Workers’ Compensation system is easy to navigate and that there is no need for an attorney to get involved. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
In the recent article, the New York Times, characterized the New York State Workers’ Compensation system as “befuddling.” It documents the nightmarish delays and states that our system is “arguable the most adversarial of any state in the nation.”
Unfortunately, much of the article is correct. Attempting to navigate the Workers’ Compensation system without an attorney is not a wise decision. Even with an attorney, there are still significant delays and inequities that cannot be avoided. However, an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney will be able to counsel you regarding your legal rights under the system and will plot out the different scenarios that may develop in the future as your claim proceeds.
If you have been injured at work and reside in the Albany/Capital District area of New York State, we would be happy to discuss your specific circumstances with you.