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What should I look for in a New York workers’ compensation attorney?

Unless you've actually been injured while at work in New York, you probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about workers' compensation or how to navigate the system. If you do get injured on the job, though, you may struggle with all of the common myths about workers' compensation. Also, you probably will be overwhelmed by all of the choices and paperwork. You will need to at least talk to an attorney, but who can you trust to handle your individual case?

Not every NY workers' compensation lawyer is the same. As a general rule, you should look for an attorney who:

  • Understands the law and how it affects your particular case: State laws vary, and each workers' compensation case is unique. Workers' compensation law can be very confusing, often involving multiple authorizations, hearings, and payments. Avoid lawyers who boast tons of specialties. Choose a lawyer who is based in New York and focuses specifically on New York worker injuries.
  • Is experienced, especially with actually trying cases: Most attorneys find workers' compensation law extremely overwhelming. When you choose an experienced New York workers' compensation attorney, you are choosing someone who deals with this system every single day and knows exactly what to expect. 

At Markhoff & Mittman, we have been committed to helping injured workers since 1933. We are based in White Plains and serve the entire New York area. If you have questions about your case, we'd really like to hear from you. Call us toll-free at 866-205-2415, or use our confidential online contact form.

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