Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Local Lawyer
1. If your first meeting with your workers’ compensation lawyer takes place at your hearing, you may be shortchanging yourself. You wouldn’t want the initial consultation with your surgeon to be in the operating room, would you? If you are hurt on the job, your future earnings may be severely limited. Preparation, coordination, documentation and review with your attorney are essential for a favorable outcome to your case. Do not go to your Workers’ Compensation Board hearing without first conferring with a qualified workers’ compensation lawyer.
2. Selecting a qualified local attorney gives you the opportunity to meet face-to-face and discuss the details of your case. Together, we can assess the strength of your case. Your lawyer will advise you about how to document your claim, and the proper steps by which these documents may be obtained. At Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., we meet individually with each of our clients prior to their hearing; we go to great lengths to be prepared for every hearing.
3. Some workers’ comp claims drag on for years. Our office in Schenectady provides easy access to individuals within the capital region throughout the claims process. We believe that every client should have the ability to consult with their attorney, anytime, for any reason, without an appointment. Whether over the telephone or in person, we are always available to talk about your case at your convenience.
4. As a local firm, we are experienced in handling workers’ compensation and disability claims at each of the local hearing boards located in Menands and Glens Falls, New York. We understand the policies and procedures of the local administrative judges in the area. Our law firm has more 40 years of experience handing Social Security Disability claims in upstate New York. If your claim is in Albany County, Schenectady County, Rensselaer County or Saratoga County, or anywhere in upstate New York, we can help you.
5. If you think you have a claim, do not wait to speak with a qualified, local workers’ compensation lawyer. However, even if your case is scheduled for tomorrow, we can assist you. While advance notice is preferable, our attorneys appear every day at local comp board hearings. We can appear on your behalf with little notice, if necessary. If your court date is drawing near, don’t hire a firm from outside the area, call Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., today.
6. Our attorneys have decades of experience representing claimants before the Social Security Administration and the Workers’ Compensation Board. We have experience with local doctors and medical professionals throughout the area. This includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, therapists, psychologists and more. We understand how medical professionals in our region document levels of disability and impairment. We are familiar with those doctors who can provide the details needed to document your case. Only a local law firm can offer the advantage of understanding how local administrative law judges view responses from local treating physicians. We have decades of experience in preparing cases just like yours.
7. At Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., we thoroughly review each case in its entirety, particularly with regard to workers’ compensation offset issues. Are you familiar with your ACE? With your PIA? Probably not but we will be — and it can be extremely important.
8. Deciding on a proper onset date can be critical. We can review the medical reports, review your initial denial, review your work history and determine a proper onset date to increase your chances of success.
9. Your workers’ compensation claim is important; it helps to have a well-established, local attorney with a reputation for integrity. We have earned the trust and respect of the local courts and hearing boards.
10. If you need to discuss your case, even years after your hearing, call us. Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., is here to stay! As your local attorney, we are available even after your case has concluded.