Posted by anonymous
Mr. Kalker represented me after years of fighting for worker's compensation in a pretty clear-cut case. OWCP took advantage of my lack of knowledge for the process, and turned down my claims citing technicalities, failure to establish various conclusions, and repeatedly sidestepping the evidence. They clearly did not care about the truth of the issue, and I began to understand that the directive OCWP gave their reviewers (with the exception of one fine fellow who unfortunately was not reviewing my case) was to try to deny claims as much as possible.
It was infuriating, and anyone that has dealt with OWCP probably understands what I'm talking about. How can an honest person with an honest work accident and complete documentation be denied so stubbornly?
I was at my wits' end, until I decided to do a East-Coast-wide search for a lawyer. Of the ones that turned up, I found Mr. Kalker, who was kind, caring, patient, and entirely effective.
Within two months, Mr. Kalker coordinated the effort, rewrote my claim, and won my case. He explained to me why my claim had been rejected, and very sadly I realized that OWCP had been rejecting my claim because they knew I didn't know my legal options to fight back and damage them, so they saw me as a non-threat; it seems my story is pretty common among injury applicants.
Very few times in my life has a stranger made such an incredible difference, and Mr. Kalker counts among the blessings I've been lucky enough to have. While he is quite a busy guy, I never felt like a number; he treated my case with respect and dedication, and was patient with my frayed emotions.
I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Kalker. He was kind and honest to me about my injury situation and my chances of getting an approved claim, which was a breath of fresh air after dealing with OCWP.
To be honest, I have never met a lawyer that I have liked, but Mr. Kalker is the one exception. God bless him for his good heart and his incredible competence.