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Workers Compensation Associate Attorney

Company name
Law Offices of Joseph A Romano PC

Location
Bronx, NY

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Who We Are :

Since 1989, we have represented injured clients in the Bronx and communities throughout New York’s five boroughs. Whether you were injured on the job or developed a disability that prevents you from working, our law firm can help. The staff of dedicated professionals at Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P,C. will thoroughly investigate your condition and present your case in the best, most comprehensive manner possible.

About the Position :

The Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C. is seeking Attorney’s for our Bronx, N.Y. office.

The goal of the Workers' Compensation Attorney representing the claimant (injured worker) is to help him or her obtain benefits. The goal of the Workers' Compensation Attorney representing the defendant (the employer or the employer's insurance company) is to mitigate the defendant's liability. Typical job functions of a Workers' Compensation Attorney include :

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. 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.

Preferences :

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.

Physical Demands & Work Environment :

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Physical Demands :

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, bend, stoop, stand, visual acuity to read small print, computer screens, printed documents, and have finger, hand, and arm dexterity.

Work Environment :

This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

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