Barkan Meizlish, LLP has been representing individuals who sustain work-related injuries for over 50 years. Workers’ compensation claims present many varied and challenging situations. The lawyers at Barkan Meizlish, LLP are dedicated to providing those workers who seek our assistance with legal counsel throughout the entire workers’ compensation process. We do not represent businesses or insurance companies – only people like you and your family. We have extensive experience representing workers across a wide spectrum of industries and occupations, including the airline industry, ground transportation, warehousing, manufacturing, assembly, construction, the service industry, health care and government service.
As a client, you are provided with an individual lawyer and paralegal who are trained and available to help with your case. With offices in Ohio, Florida and Louisiana, Barkan Meizlish, LLP can provide representation directly in each of those three states. Further, as part of a nationwide network of workers compensation practitioners, Barkan Meizlish, LLP can provide a referral to local counsel within a particular jurisdiction who can provide legal assistance. The attorneys we refer to provide discounted rates to union members. Barkan Meizlish’s Workers Compensation Department follows rigorous quality control procedures on all referrals.
For employees in the aviation and ground transportation industry, workers compensation can present a unique set of challenges. Workers compensation is a field that is wholly governed by state law. Each state has differing rules on the interplay between workers’ compensation insurance, sickness and accident insurance, and, in the most serious situations, social security disability. For pilots, flight attendants and mechanics performing field service, there may be a choice of jurisdiction in which to prosecute a workers compensation claim. The same choices may affect employees that work in ground transportation. These states present a wide variation in the rules regarding the statute of limitations, caps on benefits and access to medical care. In some states, compensation may be sought for the loss of earnings, prescriptions, medical fees and therapy, care and assistance for household chores, traveling expenses, adapted transportation and vocational assistance. An analysis of the various statutory remedies among or between the various jurisdictions should be undertaken. Barkan Meizlish, LLP provides guidance to airline industry employees and other employees on where to file claims.
While workers’ compensation was first conceived as a relatively simple process, advances in technology, changes in the workplace and the evolution of the law itself has created a complex web of varied laws and rules. We encourage anyone who has sustained a workplace injury to seek the advice of counsel.