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Manfred F Ricciardelli II

Morris Plains Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. Work accident resulting in injury

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Manfred F Ricciardelli II
    2. Jonathan D. Singer
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Patrick X Amoresano
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    From the fact pattern you have laid out, you can pursue a NJ Workers Compensation claim against your employer and/or it's insurance carrier. To have a compensable claim the injury must "arise out of and in the course of" your employment. That clearly is the case here. You would be entitled to 3 types of benefits: medical benefits, pay for lost time from work and money if you can show that you have permanent residuals from your injury. If you have already paid for medical care yourself or...

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  2. Worker's Compensation - Construction Accident - Hospitalized for 3 days. My employer was uninsured (or so it appears) - are th

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Manfred F Ricciardelli II
    2. Michael T Warshaw
    3. Douglas Wayne Jones Jr
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    Attorneys are hesitant to take case like this because it is more difficult to prosecute and there is there is the likelihood that the payout will be much lower than if there was an insurance carrier. I have been practicing WC for many years and presently am litigating multiple matters with no insurance. If you would like to discuss this case in detail, call my office to schedule an appointment.

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  3. Need help... Just open a coffee shop and did not purchase the workers comp. One of my girls got hurt. What will be for me the ne

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Manfred F Ricciardelli II
    2. Andrzej Piotr Szymanski
    3. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    You will be responsible for providing your injured worker with the benefits she would normally be entitled to under New Jersey WC law. This includes payment of all medical care designed to improve the worker's condition - but you get to pick her doctors; payment for lost time from work -70% of gross weekly wage once 7 days are missed; and, if the worker can show permanent residuals, payment of a monetary settlement. Exactly how you should proceed will depend on how badly the worker is injured...

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  4. Can a lawyer trick you into making a settlement without you knowing?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Manfred F Ricciardelli II
    2. James M. Clancy
    3. Andrzej Piotr Szymanski
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    Your attorney is correct. New Jersey WC does not contemplate payments for pain and suffering. Your settlement money is based solely upon loss of function. You compare your functioning ability for the period just before the incident to the period when you condition has plateaued. You literally put a numerical percentage of disability on the injury (ie 20%). You then refer to a chart for the year of the injury to determine the gross settlement amount for that injury.

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  5. Workers Compensation Claim - Neck Injury negligence

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Philip L Faccenda
    2. Manfred F Ricciardelli II
    3. Albert John Talone
    4. Michael A Ferrara Jr
    5. John M Connell
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    There is a 2 year statute of limitations within which you must file a negligence suit. So that is out. The 2 year statute of limitations for a WC suit is 2 years from the date of accident or the date of last payment, whichever is later in time. This means that if the employer/WC insurance carrier provided benefits to you in the last 2 years, including medical care or pay for lost time from work, you would still be able to file a claim for the incident that occurred 9 years ago. From your...

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  6. After 2 years of my case being settle for a broken leg i need medical treatment more surgeries . what happens now with my wages

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Lawrence Charles Kroll
    2. Manfred F Ricciardelli II
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    You need to act very quickly. If your case settled as an Order Approving Settlement, which seems likely, you have 2 years from your date of last payment to reopen the matter. The last payment is usually the last permanent disability check you received after settlement. However, if there was additional, post settlement payments for medical care and lost time from work (this is very unlikely), they would also qualify as payments. Once the 2 year period has lapsed, your case is closed forever....

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  7. Police Personal Injury

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Manfred F Ricciardelli II
    2. James Alexander Abate
    3. Glenn Kaplan
    4. Joyce J. Sweinberg
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    You can certainly sue the City of Newark in a New Jersey Workers Compensation claim. You must only show that the injury "arose out of" and "in the course of" your employment, This essentially means that you were working when the injury occurred. Under NJ WC law the city would have to provide you with medical care. As a police office, you would likely receive full pay for any time you are required to be out of work. When treatment is over, if you could prove that you have ongoing physical...

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  8. Can i sue my attorney if my workers comp case was dismissed because they did not file a motion for medical and temp?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Manfred F Ricciardelli II
    2. George Ellis Corson IV
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    Obviously I can not be certain, but if your case was dismissed it was likely due to "Lack of Prosecution". If so, this type of dismissal is without prejudice. You have one year from the date of dismissal to restore this case to the active list. You must successfully file a Motion with the Court to do so. My suggestion is to discuss this issue with your attorney and then decide how you want to proceed.

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  9. Choosing doctors

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Manfred F Ricciardelli II
    2. Christopher G Meikle
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
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    The WC Insurance Carrier must pay for all of your medical care, so they have the right to select your doctors. However, they must be reasonable in doing so. In your circumstance, if the carrier gave you a list of their doctors and told you to pick the one of your choosing, you may do so. If not, they can select the particular doctor that you go to, regardless of whether there is another doctor in their network that you would prefer. Part of the reasonableness standard in the selection of...

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  10. How long does it take to get a settlement payment after a hearing was made through workers comp?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Manfred F Ricciardelli II
    2. Pablo N Blanco
    3. Katherine Grace Houghton
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    The insurance carrier must make payment within 60 days, although they usually do so in a shorter time period.

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