Workers' Compensation & Social Security Disability Law

Michael Serres is a 1989 graduate of St. John’s University School of Law. Mr. Serres was admitted to practice law in New York State in 1990 and is admitted in the Federal District Courts for the Southern and the Eastern Districts of New York. While at law school, John’s, Mr. Serres was a member of the Moot Court Senior Bar and received special honors for serving as managing editor of the St. John’s Law School Forum newspaper. Mr. Serres has lectured extensively in the field of workers’ compensation law. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Workers’ Compensation Bar Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Queens County Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

  • 1990 State Bar of New York

Education

St John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York, U.S
JD - Juris Doctor - 1989

Career Highlights

  • Distinguished Merit - The Nassau Academy of Law - 1988
Legal Resources
Protecting Your Rights during an Insurance Company Medical Examination
January 11, 2018 - Michael Serres

When you have been hurt on the job, and have filed a workers’ compensation claim, it’s pretty common that the workers’ compensation insurance provider will require that you submit to a medical examination by a doctor chosen by the insurer. It’s important that you understand that you have a number of rights with respect to that examination, and it’s important that you know what they are.

Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation if I’ve Had the Same Injury Before?
January 11, 2018 - Michael Serres

When you’ve had a workplace injury, one of your primary goals will be to get healthy enough to return to work. Of course, once you’ve suffered an injury, there’s always the risk that you’ll reinjure yourself. What happens then? Can you collect workers’ compensation benefits if you aggravate an old injury or suffer an injury similar to one you’ve had in the past?

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