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Fighting for Injured Workers in Long Island, New York

Richard R. Rowe is a seasoned New York Workers’ Compensation Attorney and Social Security Disability Lawyer. If you are seeking a Long Island Social Security Disability Attorney or Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, Richard Rowe can assist you. Mr. Rowe has represented clients in the area of workplace injury and disability law in Suffolk County, New York and surrounding boroughs since 1995. His practice is dedicated to providing workers with comprehensive, individualized legal representation, and outstanding client service. Mr. Rowe has successfully helped his clients file claims for their benefits, and has represented them before both the Workers’ Compensation Board and the Social Security Administration. He understands how a work-related injury or disabling condition can affect your life, and will help you fight for the benefits you deserve.

REPRESENTING YOU IN YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM

1Richard R. Rowe has represented numerous clients in their New York workers’ compensation cases, and has extensive knowledge of workplace injury law. After working for a prominent Long Island workers’ compensation firm, Mr. Rowe opened his own practice, where he provides clients with knowledgeable legal counseling and personalized service. He understands how complex workers’ compensation law can be, and stays current on any changes so as to provide his clients with clear, concise explanations of their rights, benefits, and the legal process. From filing the initial workers’ compensation claim to handling appeals, Mr. Rowe will strive to provide you with comprehensive legal services that meet your specific needs. He will assess your case and offer you the guidance you need to move forward in claiming the benefits and income you need in order to treat your injuries and support your family.

Not Sure if you have a Workers’ Compensation claim?
(And why retain a workers’ compensation attorney?)

Workers’ Compensation claims are still being reported during the pandemic. Everyday people have accidents or incidents at work that result in varying degrees of harm. The pandemic has not changed this fact. Workers experience everything from bumps, bruises and papercuts, to life altering, or even life ending, injuries. Many of these incidents can be ignored and forgotten. Others require you take immediate action to obtain all of the benefits the law allows you. Your employer or their Workers’ Compensation Insurance carrier have an incentive to minimize case outcomes. Hence, this is a major reason to hire a workers’ compensation attorney. A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you maximize any benefits you are allowed by law.

What Constitutes A Work-Related Claim?

In order to have a claim you must have sustained some type of harm from an incident that arose out of and in the course of employment; in other words, while you were working. The first reason to consult with an experienced Worker’s Compensation attorney is to determine whether or not you have a claim. The injury you have sustained may have happened in a number of ways. Below are some examples, not a complete list, of things that can happen to you on the job:

Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries

1. Injuries from lifting patients, boxes, and on the job materials
2. Car or truck accidents while driving on the job
3. Office repetitive injuries like carpal tunnel
4. Slip and falls
5. Hearing loss from loud noises in the work environment or repetitive machinery
6. Pulmonary issues from chemical exposures
7. On the job electric shock injuries
8. Heavy construction equipment operation like boom lift machinery
9. Items or inventory falling off a shelf resulting in head or bodily injury
10. Occupational diseases resulting from exposure to asbestos

Common Professions with Workers’ Compensation Cases

1. Municipal workers such as Parks and highway department employees
2. Health care facility workers such as Nurses, Home Health Aides, and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s)
3. Construction site workers
4. Trucking and transportation industry
5. Professional office workers
6. Daycare workers
7. Camp counselors
8. Retail worker in supermarkets and other stores

What Are You Entitled To If You Are Injured On the Job?

When you are injured on the job you are entitled to two types of benefits; indemnity or lost wages and medical treatment.

Lost Wages from Workers’ Compensation Injuries or Trauma

If you are out of work due to a worked related incident, and you are incapable of doing ANY job, you are entitled to two thirds of your average weekly wage (AWW) up to an annual maximum no matter how much you used to make. Your average weekly wage is usually based on the average of the 52 weeks before the accident. However, there are different formulas that are used to calculate this figure depending on whether you worked the whole year, whether you were a seasonal or part time worker, whether you had a second job, etc. The second reason to speak with a Workers’ Compensation lawyer is to make sure you have the highest possible AWW.

If you are out of work and partially disabled, you may be entitled to part of two thirds of your average weekly wage. Last, how long you are entitled to indemnity benefits depends on the type of injury, the degree of disability, and sometimes other vocational factors. The third reason to retain counsel is to make sure you receive as much money as you are legally entitled to under the law.

Medical Treatment Caused by Accidents or Work-Related Injuries

Medical treatment includes everything from the emergency room visit, to doctors’ visits and diagnostic studies, to medications and physical therapy, to surgery, and even mileage for travel to and from these medical providers. While much of the treatment you are entitled to is dictated by the Medical Treatment Guidelines (MTGs), some things are not. The fourth reason to retain an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer is to have an advocate that can convey and argue the necessity of your treatments. Insurance companies may deny treatment coverage recommended by your doctor if it is under MTG guidelines.

History of Workers’ Compensation Law

Workers’ Compensation programs in the United States Date back to the early 1900’s. Read about how and when Workers’ Compensation on the Social Security Office of Policy website. Contact the Long Island Office of Richard R. Rowe, P.C. for additional information about Workers’ Compensation law.

HELPING YOU SEEK SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS

2Mr. Rowe also represents clients in their Social Security disability claims. His extensive experience in this area includes working for the largest Social Security law firm in the country. Now working as a solo practitioner, Mr. Rowe is able to give his clients experienced legal representation that is tailored to their specific needs. He can guide you through the filing process and handle any appeals. He has represented individuals at numerous hearings before the Social Security Administration, and can help you identify any next steps that may be available to you if your claim was denied. Mr. Rowe is dedicated to client service, and will provide you with the diligent legal representation you need.

COMMITTED TO CLIENT SERVICE

Richard R. Rowe is committed to providing each client with individualized legal service. As a solo practitioner, he is focused on providing clients with high quality legal representation. This means that as his client, you will work directly with Mr. Rowe. He will give your case the personalized attention it deserves. He will meet with you to assess all aspects of your case, answer your questions, guide you through the initial filing and subsequent paperwork, and represent you in any appeal. With his experience and understanding of the law, Mr. Rowe will give you skilled legal representation and quality client service.

THE LEGAL REPRESENTATION YOU DESERVE

3New York work injury lawyer and Social Security disability attorney Richard R. Rowe can provide you with the knowledgeable, personalized representation you deserve. His extensive experience and commitment to client service means you can count on dedicated legal advocacy for your claim. If you were injured at work, or will be unable to work for at least twelve months due to a disabling condition, call us today at (631) 285-6500 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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