Injured workers in the greater New York City area should choose to partner with a local worker’s compensation attorney for several reasons. First, the claim process has many important deadlines to meet with appropriate paperwork in order to process correctly. If even a single deadline is not met, then your claim is barred from going to court and you lose your chance to claim any payout as a result of your injury. Attorneys who represent injured employees also help protect the employee from the employer. Employers often try to withold the full benefits that employees are entitled to. Even though you may believe that your employer has met all of the compensation options available to you, a seasoned workers’ comp attorney will help you get every benefit you are entitled to – not just the benefits your employer wants to provide.