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If you’ve been injured at work, chances are you can’t wait until you get back on your feet. Not only is there the physical toll that a workplace injury or illness can inflict upon your life, but there is always a financial hindrance that comes along with being out of work. Whether you were out for only a few short weeks or ended up being out of commission for several months, the anxiety over lost wages, high medical bills and pain and suffering are often negative side-effects of a workplace injury.
When you’ve fallen ill or been injured at work, one of the first things you should do after seeking out a medical professional, is alert your supervisor of your injury. But what happens after you report your injury? The attorneys at Proner & Proner have years of experience walking injured victims in the Bronx, NY through these next steps and will provide insight and knowledge that will ensure you are receiving the maximum compensation should you decide you want to settle your claim.
Depending on your circumstance, you may be interested in settling your workers’ compensation case. Whether you choose to do this because you are worried that you may lose your workers’ compensation case in court, or that you’d rather have a lump sum to help with medical costs you accrued during your medical leave, the skilled lawyers at Proner & Proner will help you decide which course of action is best tailored for your needs.
There are two kinds of settlements in a workers’ compensation case in the Bronx, New York: a stipulation agreement and Section 32 settlement.
A stipulation agreement is when both you and the insurance company agree upon the amount of compensation you will be owed for your scheduled loss. Benefits would be paid out to you, typically, on a weekly basis.
Section 32 settlements are when you close out your workers’ compensation case in exchange for a lump sum from the insurance agency. While there may be circumstances that allow for exceptions, typically a Section 32 settlement means that the case will be closed even on the onset of new medical bills you may have down the line.
When it comes to getting injured on a work-site, there are a lot of emotional and physical elements that come along with it. It’s comforting to know that there are other avenues you can take with your workers’ comp claim should you feel inclined to do so. At Proner & Proner, we want what’s best for our clients and we will take the time to walk you through every possible option that is available to you to help with your workers’ compensation claim. Schedule a free consultation with our law firm today at our conveniently located office in the Bronx, New York.
Workers' Compensation Verdicts & Settlements
Male, 35: Workers' compensation
Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery
Male, 27: Workers' compensation
Our client was performing routine maintenance on an air conditioner. He had to use a wooden ladder, which slid on a slippery floor, making him fall.
Injuries: Three fractures in his ankle requiring surgery
Female, 49: Workers' compensation
Our client fell off a two-story-high ladder at her workplace.
Injuries: Multiple fractures of both arms requiring surgery
Male, 59: Workers' compensation
Our client fell into an elevator shaft at his workplace.
Injuries: Five broken ribs, punctured right lung, liver laceration, soft tissue ankle and hip injuries
Road Rage Incident
Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.
Hit and Run
Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.
Mitchell Proner is an amazing and very experienced trial lawyer, who takes care of his clients. He represented me in a car accident case, kept me very informed during the lengthy legal process and got me the settlement that I expected. His friendly office staff was always willing to assist and answer any questions I had. I recommend Mitchell Proner to all my friends and family!
Besides being well versed and very knowledgeable about all aspects of my case it was simply a pleasure dealing with Mr. Proner and his colleagues at Proner and Proner. In a time of hardship Mr. Proner and the staff at Proner and Proner made it very easy for us to cope with all of the legal processes which we are not accustom to. I couldn't recommend a better group of people let alone an attorney as Mitchell Proner and the staff at Proner and Proner. Thank you again for all of your assistance.
Awesome experience, excellent service, very professional and fast resolving my case. My number one attorney - definitely recommended more than once. Thank you!