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The Accidental Lawyer

16 EpisodesProduced by Kate KirschWebsite

Welcome to The Accidental Lawyer. I'm Kate Kirsch, I've been an Attorney for over 25 years in the State of New York. Join me every week as I share Workman's Compensation cases that may be similar to something that happened to you and could help you decide if you need to seek legal advice.

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Joe-"Breaking Down Voluntary Removal from the Labor Market"

June 26th, 2020


Voluntary Removal from the Labor Market. What is it? Why is it so important? Why is it so tricky to navigate? This week’s episode of The Accidental …

George Floyd and Bias

June 12th, 2020


With so much happening in the world right now Attorney Kate Kirsch, The Accidental Lawyer, takes a break from our story of Joe. You can’t turn on the TV, social media, or the internet without seeing the frustration with …

Joe-"Voluntary Removal From The Labor Market"

May 29th, 2020


In this episode of The Accidental Lawyer, Joe attends another hearing. The judge quickly orders and sets another date for both sides to supply deposition transcripts from both Doctors to help the Judge determine the …

Joe-"Virtual Hearing, Surgery, and another IME"

May 22nd, 2020


This week’s episode of The Accidental Lawyer takes us inside Joe’s second hearing, a “virtual hearing” at that. Especially with COVID-19 still hanging over us, these virtual hearings are becoming more of a presence in …

Joe-"The IME Report Arrives"

May 15th, 2020


On this week’s episode of The Accidental Lawyer, The IME report arrives from Joe’s visit to the carrier’s Doctor. Was this report good news for Joe, or bad news? Was his surgery approved? Why was his degree of …

Joe-"Stipulations and the IME Visit"

May 8th, 2020


It seems like so much time has passed since Joe’s accident at work. Debt has been piling up, Marie has been forced to take a job to make ends meet, and the wheels of justice barely seem to be moving. Finally, in this …

Joe-"What are C8.1's and an IME?"

May 1st, 2020


On this episode of the Accidental Lawyer, Attorney Kate Kirsch takes us through “Joe’s” notices he receives in the mail. Arriving in his mailbox this week, was a C8.1 and an IME request. Both of these are extremely …

Joe-"Ready, Willing, AND Able"

April 24th, 2020


Ready, willing, and able. Three important words in this episode of The Accidental Lawyer. A formal letter arrives from Joe’s employer, and it is NOT good news. Joe’s employer informs him that he has been let go from his …

Joe-"The First Workers Compensation Board Hearing Part 2"

April 17th, 2020


Today on The Accidental Lawyer, we are with Joe and his wife again at the Worker’s Compensation hearing.  The attorney for Joe argues with the Judge on his behalf trying to get the treatment Joe so desperately needs. …

Joe-"The First Workers Compensation Board Hearing"

April 10th, 2020


In this episode of The Accidental Lawyer, it’s the day “Joe” has been waiting for…his first Worker’s Compensation Board hearing. Will everything get …

Joe-"Average Weekly Wage/COVID-19 Update"

April 3rd, 2020


This week Attorney Kate Kirsch goes into how “Average Weekly Wage” is calculated in a Worker’s Compensation Claim. She uses the story of “Joe” as an …

Navigating Your Worker's Compensation Claim Through Coronavirus/Covid 19

March 27th, 2020


The Accidental Lawyer - Episode 4

With the Coronavirus / COVID-19 dominating the headlines, Attorney Kate Kirsch talks  us through how this pandemic is affecting both new and ongoing Worker’s Compensation claims. If you …

Joe-Part 2 "Getting Treatment Approved"

March 20th, 2020


The Accidental Lawyer - Episode 3

Attorney Kate Kirsch continues the hypothetical Worker’s Compensation situation of Joe. Joe has been placed into the overwhelming world that is the Worker’s Compensation System. In …

Worker's Compensation for Coronavirus, Covid-19, and other Pandemics

March 20th, 2020


Ripped from the headlines…what happens if you contract the Coronavirus, COVID-19, or any other pandemics (H1N1, SARS, Ebola, etc) while at work? Will …

Joe-Part 1 "The Nurse Case Manager"

March 20th, 2020


In this week’s episode, Attorney Kate Kirsch explores the hypothetical situation of Joe, who was injured at work. Can Joe sue his employer? Who pays for his pain and suffering? How can he navigate the complex Worker’s …

Welcome to The Accidental Lawyer Podcast

February 19th, 2020


Welcome to The Accidental Lawyer Podcast. Have you been injured at work, or not quite sure if you qualify for Workman's Compensation? I'm Attorney Kate Kirsch. I've practiced for over 25 years in the State of New York. …

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