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Paralegal - Workersâ€™ Compensation Duties: Communicate with clients, insurance carriers, doctor offices, draft documents, review files and assist attorneys who practice in this area. You are expected to be able to initiate work for yourself and others and be accountable for the tasks and responsibility that are both outlined to you and implied with the position. Work is performed with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and actions. Assignments require thorough knowledge of the workersâ€™ compensation administrative process. Correspond with attorneys, doctors, insurance carriers and clients. Prepares cases for hearings by reviewing files, obtaining documents, communicating with clients and Attorneys and insurance carriers. Assists and potential attend attorneyâ€™s client meetings. Handling claims from inception through resolution. Extensive contact with clients, attorneys, insurance carriers, medical providers and the NYS Workers Compensation Board. Gathering and analyzing information relevant to the case. Extensive review of each case. Maintaining contact with clients on a consistent basis. Preparing documents and correspondence to be sent to carriers, NYS workersâ€™ compensation board, doctorâ€™s office or client. Obtaining documentation from the injured worker such as medical records, bills, & wage information Scheduling client appointments and assist with walk in prospects Requesting hearings to address outstanding issues. Reading and understanding medical records and reports. Organizing and maintaining case files. Have strong work ethic and be able to work well in a fast pace environment; have great people skills as the position requires a great deal of client contact; be able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines; have exceptional communication and written skills; have computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word and legal software.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Bachelors degree preferred and 1+ years of experience in a law firm environment. 1 year of experience in a law firm setting. Must have ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with insurance carriers, attorneys, and clients. Ability to operate Microsoft Office software programs and familiarity with records management systems Have knowledge of concepts, terminology and procedures of workersâ€™ compensation functions, jurisdictions and administrative bodies, & familiarity with WCB forms. Continuously assisting attorneys in keeping cases well-organized and current. Frequent communication with clients to provide case information and updates Ability to multi-task required while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy and meet deadlines. Time management, professional communication, and organizational skills. Ability to work independently within team based structure. Outstanding proofreading. Computer and text savvy. Ability to follow and take direction. Maintain focus and concentration throughout the day. Work a full time shift of 35 hours a week. Ability to speak Manadarin & Cantonese preferred.
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