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The Law Offices Of Joseph A Romano Garden City , NY 11530

Posted 1 month ago

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 Attorneys for our Garden City, N.Y. office. Our Attorneys are cross-trained in multiple areas of the law focusing on Worker’s Compensation, Social Security Disability, & other avenues of compensation for injured workers.The goal of the Workers' Compensation Attorney representing the claimant (injured worker) is to help obtain their 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.
  • Conducting discovery.
  • Performing legal research.
  • Remaining current with developments in the law.
  • Drafting appeals, rebuttals, summations, and other legal documents.
  • Litigating cases before a workers' compensation judge or Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)
  • Answer client questions and guide them 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.
  • Communicate with the worker's supervisors on the injured worker’s status.
  • Negotiate settlements on behalf of the claimant.


Requirements:

  • Litigation experience and strong trial experience.
  • Understanding of claims filing process.
  • Compassion and understanding of injured workers' plight.
  • 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.
  • Understanding of medical, scientific, construction, products, engineering, and similar issues inherent in workers compensation cases.
  • Trial experience may not be satisfied by junior level attorneys.


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.EOE STATEMENT The Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C. offers equal opportunities to all persons without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, age, gender, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), disability, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation/modification for the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability to assist in the hiring process, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation during the application process may contact Human Resources at 646-517-2084.

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