FOR INJURED WORKERS & EMPLOYERS
Dear Injured Workers, Families, and Employers,
Thank you for visiting this web site and this page. .
I am more than happy to answer any questions as to what may have happened to your case or your problems with the Board or the insurance company. Just e-mail me at TheInsider@InsideWorkersCompNY.com In most cases, I will suggest other contacts that may be able to better sere you. But I do not give specific legal advice or act in place of your attorney for two reasons.
More information can be found on two additional pages: one for injured workers and the other for employers
First, the purpose of this web site is to discuss the Workers Compensation Board policies and practices, and to discuss methods of making the system faster but also fairer to all the parties concerned. In addition to my book, Behind The Closed Doors - An insider's look at how things really work at the NYS Workers Compensation Board and how to fix them, you can get a lot of information from three articles published in the New York Times on March 31, April 1, and April 2, 2009.
If your questions pertain to Section 32 agreements, I will also try and answer questions but suggest that you consider purchasing the book: Workers Compensation Section 32 Settlements: A Treasure or A Trap. Click here for the link.
Most of the law firms and Licensed Reps have web sites which allow you to contact them with whatever details of your case/claim you wish to submit and they will arrange for a confidential interview, in person or by telephone. There is no charge for this consultation. Every case is different no matter how similar they may look to the untrained eye. You certainly would not want your doctor to diagnose and treat you for the flu using someone else's medical records. Just as your doctor needs your medical history, so does your attorney need your history regarding your claim.
I have also written two pages for this website, each directed to a specific party:
- For Injured Workers: How to contact the Board (after speaking with your attorney!!) and where to find an attorney if you do not have one.
- For Employers: Where to get information on your claim and, if you need to hire an attorney, where to find one.
But you are welcome to keep visiting this web site; we can add you to our mailing list for our weekly update on Court Decision and other workers compensation-related news.
Finally, there is no charge for access to this website not for any answers I may give you in response to your e-mail queries. This site is supported solely by the sale of my two books, both of which can give you a great deal of information about the Board and settlements.