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Heather Nicolle Kaplan

Workers compensation Attorney at Port Jefferson station, NY

5.0   43 reviews
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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Heather

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Ms. Kaplan was born in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Hofstra University School of Law in 2002 and was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 2003.

 

Ms. Kaplan is an accomplished litigator and has achieved excellent results at the Workers’ Compensation Board, New York Supreme Court and at the Appellate Courts.  Ms. Kaplan taught college and graduate level classes at Cornell University Satellite School and at Long Island University for a total of ten years. She taught Employment Law and Discrimination, Business Ethics and Labor, Unions & Employment Relations. 

 

Heather Kaplan is also admitted to the United States District Court, Southern District. She is also a member of the New York Insured Workers’ Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the New York Injured Workers' Bar Association. Ms. Kaplan currently resides on Long Island with her family.

 

  

 

 

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2021,2020,2017
Client's Choice
2023 2021 2020 + 1 ...

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Location

Law Office of Heather N. Kaplan, P.C.
84 Nesconset hwy
Port Jefferson station, NY, 11776
Law Office of Heather N. Kaplan, P.C.
600 Old Country Road
Suite 241
Garden City, NY, 11530
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2024
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Best lawyer
Thank you for all your hard work, never getting tired of my endless emails n phone calls. I will definitely recommend Heather again.
Posted by Howard | February 19, 2024
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WC
Heather and her team did a GREAT job in help me through the workers comp process.
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2024
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Workman’s compensation case
Heather Kaplan and staff were very professional, they were always available for any questions I had. They handled my case efficiently and quickly, and I was very pleased with the settlement they negotiated for me. I would highly recommend her practice to family & friends.
Posted by Blake framolaro | February 2, 2024
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Work injury
One of the best lawyers I’ve worked with in a long time her and her team where very knowledgeable and made this process so easy and comfortable while going through such a unexpected horrific injury, was very happy with the outcome highly recommend her and her team
Posted by Tom | November 30, 2023
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Exemplary Legal Support: Heather Kaplan Shines in Workers' Compensation
Heather Kaplan & Assoc.. is an exceptional Workers' Compensation legal team. Their dedication, expertise, and unwavering support made a daunting process manageable. Heather and Tiana navigated my case with precision, addressing every concern promptly and ensuring fair compensation. Their professionalism, coupled with a genuine concern for clients, set them apart. I highly recommend Heather Kaplan & Assoc. for anyone seeking legal representation in Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, or Litigation matters. Their competence and commitment shine through every step of the process.
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Posted by MaryAnne | October 9, 2023
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Science teacher assisstant
Heather and her associates were extremly professional, helpful, patient, kind, intelligent an through! My case dragged onover 3 years because of covid and they were always attentive and patient answering my many questions. I would recommend Heather and her associates with any of your problems. They are wonderful!
Posted by Caliesha | September 11, 2023
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Best firm around!
I contacted Heather’s office on a whim after contacting over 6 law offices and got turned down repeatedly after presenting my case. She immediately got to work; explaining every possible scenario of my case and assured me that she would do all she could to help. I was extremely happy to see how personable she was, how quickly she or anyone from her team would get back to me, and how much she kept me in the loop on all ends. I was constantly updated on my cases’s progress and for that I am grateful. She did her best in advocating for me, and we were able to settle my case in less time than expected. 10/10, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
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Posted by JENNIFER | June 21, 2023
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Worker's Comp case
Heather and her staff were reliable and professional. They explained everything to me throughout the case. They were always available to answer any questions I had.
Posted by Jesse | May 30, 2023
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Review!
Heather and the rest of the team were absolutely fantastic throughout the entire process. They were extremely timely and professional and always informed me of new information and stayed in contact with me always! They have a great team there and they truly care about the clients. I would highly recommend Heather and the rest of the team to everyone! I appreciate all that they did for me!!!
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Posted by Geneva | April 27, 2023
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Highly Recommended Worker’s Compensation Attorney
Heather is very sweet and attentive when it comes down to your case. She and the team are all easy to speak to, to get clarity of whats going in and where you stand! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Posted by Teresa | August 6, 2022
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Hurt & Alone
I was referred to Heather & her wonderful Team Diane & Lisa. by My Chiropractor Dr. Michael Berliner, who help me recover somewhat which was immense, i did sustain permanent damage. Heather took the facts and ran with. THANK YOU
Posted by Timothy | July 14, 2022
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Top notch
I hired Heather kaplan for my workers comp case which I sustained many injuries. Heather came highly recommended and I couldn’t be any happier with the level of service she and her team provided me. She was incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and thorough always willing to go the extra mile. Heather and her Team was always there any time I had questions or concerns throughout my process especially Diane and Lisa . Heather guided me throughout the process while keeping me informed and I was confident she always had my best interest in mind. If you’re looking for a workers comp attorney Look no Farther then Heather Kaplan and her team they would not disappoint you I can guarantee that. Thank you Heather you are a true blessing to me.
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Posted by Linda | April 27, 2022
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Best WC Law Firm Ever
From the first day my husband and I met Heather Kaplan we Knew we had hired the best law firm for my workman’s comp Case. She was very concerned and knew every aspect of the WC law. From that day on she and her law firm were always ready to help in any way. Always polite and professional and there to answer all my questions. From beginning to end she and her firm lead us through the process and new just how to handle every situation thrown at us. I would recommend her law firm to anyone dealing with an injury and the workman’s Compensation board. They are the best.
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Posted by Jamie | June 2, 2021
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Best Lawyer Ever
Heather Kaplan and her staff did outstanding work with regards to ALL my cases with Worker’s Compensation Board. Not only did she deal with my shoulder surgery and award but she and her staff just completed the closing of (11) outstanding cases with a lump sum. This was all due to the tireless work of Heather, Lisa and her entire staff. This Lawyer actually works and stays in touch with you through the entire process.
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Posted by Towana | March 26, 2021
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Excellent Service
Excellent service and the staff was very professional. Always quick to return my calls and answer any question i asked. I would definitely recommend to others. Thank you so much for everything, I really appreciate it!
Posted by Kevin | March 5, 2021
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Workers Comp Case
Heather Kaplan and staff were extremely helpful and professional while handling my Workers Compensation case. I highly recommend her for any legal services her firm offers.
Posted by Hazel | March 2, 2021
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Blessed
Ms Kaplan know what I needed even when I wasn’t sure. I am more then satisfied.
Posted by Eve pare | March 1, 2021
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Best lawyer firm
Best firm always updates me And always understand my questions I would 100 % recommend this firm Thank you so much I’m very satisfied
Posted by Robert Quiles | October 25, 2020
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Heather Kaplan Law
My experience with Heather Kaplan law firm was excellent. My attorney Heather is a very good lawyer, accessible, and responsive all the time, knowledgeable, and honest. Highly recommended for consultation and service. Heather Kaplan and her team gave me the best results for my work related injury. I appreciate the knowledge and support I received from Heather Kaplan law Thank you for the 5 star service!
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Posted by Lauren | October 19, 2020
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She is literally a life changer!!
I am a nurse who was injured on the job, and was initially denied my workers compensation claim by the insurance carrier. I hired Heather Kaplan as my worker’s compensation attorney, who fought tooth and nail for me from the very start, not only getting my claim approved, but representing me and my best interested along the way. She made sure I would be paid while I was out of work from my injury. It was a year long process from the insurance companies process, and in the end from all of Heather’s hard work, she got me a very hefty settlement for my injury as well. I started this all, out of work with an injury, and a denied claim. Heather helped me with all of that and more. I could not thank her enough!
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Response from Heather Kaplan October 20, 2020
Thank you Lauren!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Adjunct Professor
  • Long Island University
  • 2020 - Present
  • Member
  • Law Office of Heather N. Kaplan, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Vecchione Vecchione Connors & Cano, LLP
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Long Island University Department Of Business
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Cornell University Satellite Campus
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Various
  • 2003 - 2011
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Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Workers Compensation Indemnity Only
  • $260,000 Indemnity Only
  • Workers Compensation Indemnity Only
  • $260,000 Indemnity Only
  • $400,000 Indemnity Only Settlement
  • $400,000
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Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Injured Workers Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Ten Best Workers' Compensation Attorney
  • AIOLC
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2019
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
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Publications

  • To to submitted for publication
  • Damned If You Work, Damned if You Don't
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Workers' Compensation Seminar: Know Your Rights
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar: Know Your Rights
  • 2018
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar: Know Your Rights
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar: Know Your Rights
  • 2018
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar: Know Your Rights
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar: Know Your Rights
  • 2018
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar: Know Your Rights (3)
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar: Know Your Rights
  • 2017
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar: Know Your Rights (2)
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar: Know Your Rights
  • 2017
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar: Know Your Rights
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar: Know Your Rights
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
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Workers compensation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is a great workers' compensation lawyer that loves sharing her extensive legal knowledge with the non-legal community to educate workers on their rights for recovery if they are injured in the course and scope of their employment. 10/10 would recommend Heather for her professionalism, responsiveness, and legal knowledge."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is an outstanding, talented, reliable and compassionate Workers' Compensation attorney! I endorse her."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Over the years I have had several clients that were also represented by Heather. All of my clients that I have referred to her describe her as attentive to their needs and a skilled attorney. She knows the area inside and out and consistently obtains excellent results for clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Heather for years trying to resolve disputes. She is an excellent, honest, knowledgeable, and hardworking attorney. Heather is always well prepared, professional, and a sheer pleasure to work with."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is warrior for all of her clients and is not afraid of the fight. We regularly work with Heather and her firm and know her work to be strong and intelligent. She is highly recommended!!!!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather has a deep and complete knowledge of the worker's compensation law. Just as important her people skills are excellent, she values and respects her clients, she timely returns phone calls and she has patience beyond compare."
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Port Jefferson station Workers compensation Lawyer Heather Nicolle Kaplan
Heather Nicolle Kaplan
Workers compensation Attorney
Port Jefferson station, NY
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available