Our philosophy is that employers, TPAs and carriers need claim based, not hearing based, representation in the new landscape of defending workers' compensation claims in New York. We feel that the best way to minimize your exposure is to coordinate a strategy with defense counsel throughout the life of the claim: from filing of the C-3 or EC-84 to final resolution. If you want a lawyer who is your partner, call Melissa A. Day.
like many in New York, have become dissatisfied with the traditional NY
workers’ compensation defense business model or what we refer to as “the
assembly line defense”, perhaps it is time for you to stop getting frustrated and to GET M.A.D. instead.
For years defense of NY claims has been
predicated on volume; in the morning defense attorneys picked up the 15 – 20
files for the hearings that they were expected to handle that day, lined them
up, spent five minutes reviewing the file, attended the hearing, dictated the
report and then moved on to the next file. A report was typed and the
file was sent back to the adjuster frequently without the attorney and the
adjuster ever having any real communication; there would be little to no
contact before the hearing, at most terse telephone discussions on the day of
the hearing for authority for an agreement so that defense counsel would not
have to thoroughly analyze the file and provide a thoughtful defense of the
claim, and certainly no ongoing dialogue after or between hearings.
philosophy at The Law Offices of Melissa A, Day, PLLC represents what we
believe is a dramatic departure from the assembly line workers’ compensation
defense: claim based defense partnerships. Our clients refer claims
to us, not hearings. We develop relationships with our clients that are
proactive rather than reactive; ones that foster ongoing conversations between
client and counsel to develop strategies to meet specific goals as opposed to
simply appearing at hearings, sending a report, and leaving the employer or TPA
to fend for themselves in between Board appearances.
when you choose us to represent you, you can trust that you will have access to
the most recent cutting edge developments in NY WC Law. Melissa has approximately
17 years of NY WC defense experience and prides herself on staying current with
the most recent changes in the law in substance and in practice. She accomplishes this by running a forum on Linkedin called the New York Workers
Forum, which she invites you to join.
provide coverage for the following hearing locations:
· Utica, and
If you are tired of not having an attorney who is your partner, don't get angry, GET M.A.D.