March 29, 2022
Successfully representing clients in Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Supplemental Security Income cases
When you're injured on the job, it's important to know your rights and options. An experienced attorney can help guide you through the process and protect your interests. The attorneys at Zea Proukou have extensive experience in helping clients receive the benefits they deserve.
Workers' compensation is a system of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become injured as a result of their job. Workers' compensation should cover medical bills for causally related injury sites, lost wages, and other expenses related to your injury. A workers' compensation attorney will advise you on how to proceed with your claim and assist you in maximizing the benefits you are due.
In addition to filing all necessary forms and meeting all deadlines, your attorney understands how to establish medical evidence that properly documents what happened on the job, so you can get treated appropriately. They can also estimate the value of your case and assess any settlement offers to ensure that you receive all benefits due.
How your company, or more importantly, its insurance carrier, handles your case will determine how your case needs to be handled by a workers’ compensation attorney. If you experience any of the following signs, you should contact an experienced lawyer immediately for help:
- Your employer or insurance carrier denies your claim
- Your employer drags its feet with your claim
- You suffer permanent disability, either partial or total
- Your doctor recommends treatment and the insurance company won’t pay for it
- You have a preexisting condition
- Your employer demotes you, cuts your hours, or fires you.
Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income
If you have a mental or physical impairment that makes you totally unable to perform work, you might be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Applying for Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income can be a daunting process, but an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer will help make the process easier. A good SSD and SSI attorney has a deep understanding of the Social Security Administration's regulations and knows how to build a strong case on your behalf. They are also able to guide you through the appeals process if your application is denied.
Attorneys are an essential part of these Administrative Law systems. Whether you are seeking advice on how to file a claim, or help with the claims process and benefits due, an experienced workers' compensation attorney can be your trusted advisor and advocate. If you need assistance with your workers’ compensation or SSD/SSI claim in Rochester or the Finger Lakes areas, please contact Zea Proukou PLLC today!