You can seek out another opinion from a different workers compensation attorney if you have concerns but before you do that I would first meet with your attorney so that you can get a good understanding the specific reasons why he feels your case is at an end.
There are many good NY attys that are located here so you can use the "find a lawyer "feature to locate one if needed.
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It would not hurt to consult with another attorney. If the payments received are more than the SLU would generate there would be no practical reason to appeal. Did your attorney consider protracted healing?
Dear Madam or Sir in Cairo:
Well, you left out a little information.
It sounds like your own doctor stated a percentage schedule loss of use for the hand (100% is 244 wks) and you have been out of work for longer than the number of weeks benerated by that Schedule Loss. It is a measure of loss of function, not cosmetic loss.
If you were out of work for an extended period of time and yiou are able to prove you were entitled to the total rate for more than 32 weeks, then you might be entitled to additional compensation over and above the Schedule for "Protracted Healing Period".
We are assuming there is no dispute between your doctor's evaluation and the Carrier's IME evaluation. If the higher number still results in a finding of DISABILITY EXCEEDS SCHEDULE LOSS then no money is owing.
You can always speak wtih another attorney, who would not take the case unless there is more money he can get for you. It will not cost you to speak to someone.
Down the road, if you need surgery or if there is a worsening of your condition, DUE TO THE ACCIDENT AT WORK), the claim can be reopened (even if closed by Schedule award) t have the Judge consider whether to authorize surgery, authorize treatment OR consider an increase in schedule.
The foregoing is based on the little information provided; additional facts may change the comments given.