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  • Should my boyfriend seek a lawyer about an issue that occurred at work?

    He works for a major corporate retailer as a back room supervisor. He was injured on the job and requested medical attention. A pallet jack with 3800lbs was pushed over his foot. This occurred at 5pm. At 7pm, I went to his job and another supervis...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, he absolutely needs a workers compensation lawyer for getting the full and fair compensation he deserves.

    Next, please advise whether it was a co-employee who operated the pallet jack? Is there another basis of fault? Why/How did it fall? Did something malfunction on equipment? If it is not a co-employee, or if there is another fault basis from one other than a co-employee, then he has a potential negligence suit as well as the workers compensation claim.

    Your boyfriend really needs an aggressive trial lawyer who handles negligence cases and also workers compensation cases in order to fully understand the interplay between the two so he is fully protected and all options are vigorously pursued for him. He should reach out to counsel before talking to anyone from his employer and not speak to any insurance company people until he confers with counsel and is properly advised.

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  • Can I be sued for a Car Accident if I was Uninsured (NJ)?

    Hi I was involved in a auto accident recently I was uninsured due to a lapse in my car insurance coverage. I live in New Jersey and I know NJ is a No-fault state and required all auto insurance policy to carry Uninsured driver coverage. I been con...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Short answer is you absolutely can be sued.

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  • Hurt on the job.

    In my work I got a hernia and the hospital will not operate unless I pay upfront , my employer advised me to seek help with charities. If I pay for the operation can I get compensation from my employer. Thank you for the help.

    Andrew’s Answer

    You need a lawyer to file a workers compensation claim on your behalf since your injury occurred in the course of your employment. You are entitled to have medical care covered, lost wages paid and a permanency award as well, should a doctor determine you have permanent functional impairment involving the injured body part.

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  • Do I need a lawyer

    I'm on workers comp...had back surgery twice in one year

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, you need a lawyer. Without a lawyer and filing a formal Claim Petition with the Department of Labor on your behalf, you will not receive all of the benefits you are entitled to, including an award of permanent disability. Further, given the serious nature of your injuries, you need to preserve your ability to not only have treatment now, but in the future as well.

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  • Burnt and list layers of skin and now hoping I don't scar from Eyebrow waxing. Now what?

    Long story short, I had my eyebrows waxed I don't local salon. As a result of it I lost a few layers of skin on both eyelids, much below the brow line and have swelling as well as scabbing that burns bad. Today I am going to the do to bc of pa...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You identify a claim for personal injuries. Take pictures to document the visible injuries, get medical treatment, do not talk to the store or its insurance carrier and immediately consult an aggressive trial lawyer to prosecute your rights.

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  • I was hit by another car. If I go through his insurance to fix my car will I still be able to sue for back pain and suffering?

    I was stopped at the intersection waiting on the light to turn red, when the car in front of me put his car in reverse and pressed the gas. He smashed my hood back. while driving home, the hood flew back and smashed my windshield. I have been with...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You must have a lawyer review the document the other driver's insurance company may ask you to sign in exchange for a property damage payment. You do not want to release the other driver of any claims for personal injury.

    You should commence your medical treatment through your own auto insurance carrier immediately and have counsel deal with the insurance carrier if it is not approving needed medical care.

    You need a lawyer who will fight for you.

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  • Can I sue for a dog bite to my face that occurred at a local business?

    The dog was a husky and bit my face without warning and left a deep gash that required 7 stiches. They mentioned nothing to me since the accident occured and have not even offered an apology.

    Andrew’s Answer

    I would add that you should not talk to the other party or the dog owner and business insurance carriers. Also, must preserve evidence. Take pictures showing your visible injuries to document the appearance of any scarring wound.

    It is very important to discuss everything you are feeling with an aggressive and seasoned trial attorney to help evaluate the extent of your injuries since there may be nerve damage to the damaged area and psychological trauma. Also need clarity on whether other body parts were injured to evaluate orthopedic-based injuries.
    I am located close to you in Freehold. Feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss this matter further.

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  • Injured in car accident,spinal injuries,by an at fault driver,Do I need a lawyer? I'm already disabled.how are settlements figur

    I was transported to ER for scans,and then went for MRI.Two Drs. Visits,receiving PT,back to back specialist this week, limited mobility,other driver found at fault in police report.Other driver paid for 5000$ in car repairs and medical bills.cont...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes. You present with potentially permanent injures and have a injury claims against the other driver and your own insurance company for under-insured motorist benefits.

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  • This morning I fell at my company's parking lot due to black ice not properly removed (and another few coworkers).

    I went to see the Dr and was submited to X-RAY as I have severe pain on my back. Gladly no broken bones but doctor said my pain will be worse tomorrow and I need to stay at home until Sunday, go back there on the emergency care clinic to get clear...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Thank you for your inquiry. If you have a viable workers compensation claim, then these days missed from work are compensable days off flowing from your workers compensation claim.
    Larger issues are what claims you have-- you
    may have a workers compensation claim and an additional personal injury claim against the property owner and snow/ice removal contractor too. You really should consult with a trial lawyer who can explain your rights to you, right away.

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  • How long do you have to file a lawsuit for a hit and run car accident?

    The driver of the other car ran a red light and didn't stop after hitting my car.

    Andrew’s Answer

    Uninsured motorist claim is a 6 year Statute of Limitations period. Personal injury claim against a known person or entity is 2 years in NJ.

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