Protecting The Interests of Insurance Carriers, Self-Insured Employers and Third Party Administrators
Cherry, Edson & Kelly, LLP, focuses specifically on defending claims presented before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. From our offices in Melville and Tarrytown we make personal Court appearances in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties and the wider New York Area for over 40 years. We appear virtually in all hearing locations in New York State.
We expertly handle all types of claims including accidental injuries, occupational disease, death, disability benefits, discrimination, Paid Family Leave, asbestos, psychiatric, heart and stress related claims.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in developing early defense strategies that prevent protracted and costly litigation. We guide claims examiners through the complicated Workers’ Compensation Board electronic filing process We skillfully prepare initial filings and pre-hearing conference statements. We interview witnesses in advance of trial and prepare and file trial Exhibits. As a team, we implement both pre and post-hearing strategies to thoroughly evaluate each file, expertly handle hearings, and recommend future action plans to settle and/or finalize every claim.
Our staff is readily accessible to review Board decisions and respond to adversarial filings.
Expert Trial Advocacy And Appellate Practice
You will find that our firm is different from other defense firms in the industry, as our goal is to avoid protracted litigation, and to expeditiously resolve claims to mitigate defense costs in the best interests of our clients. In cases where litigation is warranted, our firm is known for our aggressive trial skills and expert Appellate practice where we have obtained excellent results for our clients and have set new legal precedent in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law.