Jones Jones LLC is pleased to announce that Partner Samantha Sharpe recently secured a favorable decision before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board.
In the case of an injured worker versus a home health care company, Samantha successfully argued for the workers’ compensation (WC) case to be disallowed by the Law Judge after finding the claimant not credible. In this case it was found that the claimant’s WC claim appeared to be an afterthought after the claimant’s disability ran out and they were denied unemployment.
The success of this case hinged largely on effective witness preparation and comprehensive document review, demonstrating the critical importance of both in a claim. Samantha noted, “[The witness] had really helpful information including documents relating to claimant’s notice of this injury and filing for disability benefits and unemployment.” These documents, paired with the witness testimony allowed Samantha to rebut the claimant’s testimony in a seamless way that led the Law Judge to disallow the claim. While the claimant’s counsel appealed, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board affirmed the disallowance finding the claim for WC benefits appeared to be an afterthought when all other resources had been exhausted.
Congratulations Samantha. If you have a case similar to this one and are in need of assistance, please connect with our team today at firstname.lastname@example.org!