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Worker's Compensation Associate Attorney

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Law Firm

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Attorney

Location

Bronx, NY

Date Last Verified

Sep 17,2017

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Sep 15,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General
Workers Compensation >> Workers Compensation
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Worker’s Compensation Associate Attorney Responsibilities: Taking depositions of the claimant, physicians, medical experts and other parties. Performing legal research. Remaining current with developments in the law. Drafting appeals, rebuttals, summations and memoranda of law. Litigating cases before a workers’ compensation judge or referee. Answer client questions and guide him or her through the workers’ compensation process. Represent the interests of the claimant at hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations, and other proceedings. Assist the injured worker with workers’ compensation benefits, including appropriate medical care. Negotiate settlements on behalf of the claimant. Provide legal direction in all cases Work with support staff to ensure the cases are proceeding as necessary. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Requirements: Admission to the New York State Bar Working knowledge of workers’ compensation laws and procedures. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong research and analytical skills. Ability to handle large caseloads and juggle multiple priorities & deadlines. Excellent negotiation skills. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Strong technology skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office software and legal research platforms such as Lexis and Westlaw. Prefer: Litigation experience and strong trial experience. Understanding of medical, scientific, construction, products, engineering, and similar issues inherent in workers compensation cases. Compassion and understanding of injured workers’ plight. Understanding of claims filing process. Bilingual Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, or Albanian fluency preferred.

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