James M. Clancy’s Answers

James M. Clancy

Marlton Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. Do individual attorneys styles/ability/ location impact the settlement amount drastically in a maritime personal injury case?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James M. Clancy
    2. Jayson Lutzky
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Marco Caviglia
    5. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
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    Style ,ability, intelligence, reputation and past success all play a part in getting the best settlement or verdict. Location of the lawyer may or may not have an impact in a Jones Act case. This is because the claim may be brought in Federal or State court. Some areas of the country are more favorable than others. If it is a Longshore case then a good lawyer in the area where suit must be brought may be a better choice. Use your gut if they appear to be equally talented.

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  2. I fell from a 4 story building at work. I had my helmet on. I went through an opening on the commercial roof I was working.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Frank T Lazzaro
    2. James M. Clancy
    3. Sean E. Quinn
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    You may have a claim against your employer if their conduct amounted to an intentional act or was so reckless that it was a substantial certainty that the accident would occur. You may also have a claim against the general contractor. In addition to the above you may also be entitled to New Jersey workers compensation benefits even if you're being paid under the table. You need to contact a law firm that can navigate the very complex interplay between Worker's Compensation, the exceptions to...

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  3. What is post judgement modification

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael A Orozco
    2. James M. Clancy
    3. Michael A Ferrara Jr
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    The terms you are using don't normally apply to a personal injury case. In the worker's compensation court it is an " Application for review or Modification of a prior Award" This is a proceeding to either have your award incresed if you have gotten worse or to stop benefits if the employer has evidence that you may have improved or commited a fraud.

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  4. Do I qualify for workers comp? Accident happened on company property after hours?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James M. Clancy
    2. George Ellis Corson IV
    3. Christopher G Meikle
    4. Michael A Ferrara Jr
    5. David J. McCormick
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    Unfortunatly being at work does not make a purely personal task work related. You are not entitled to Workers Compensation.

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  5. Can a company be liable for health issues that arise due to the working conditions, if that person already left the company?

    Answered 11 days ago.

    1. James M. Clancy
    2. Robert Alan Cohen
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Peter Daniel Corti
    5. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    In general, a seaman is a person who spends a significant amount of his/her time working as a crew member or a captain on a vessel (almost any kind of ship or boat) that is considered “in navigation.” As your father was a crew member, this would be a Jones act claim. The Jones Act requires a seaman’s employer to: provide the seaman with a reasonably safe place to work, and use ordinary care under the circumstances to maintain and keep the vessel on which the seaman works in a reasonably...

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  6. Reg an head on colision two months back

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. James M. Clancy
    2. Richard P. Console
    3. Michael T Warshaw
    4. Daniel Scott Orlow
    5. Gerald D Siegel
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    It is better to hire a lawyer sooner rather than later. If your case cannot be settled, a local attorney can help you locate an the local of your accident.

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  7. Do i have to sign a waiver for all of my personal medical records if I am injured at work?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. James M. Clancy
    2. Douglas Wayne Jones Jr
    3. Adam Mark Kotlar
    4. Brandon Hilmar Reid
    5. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    That is the subject of an ongoing debate in the workers compensation courts all over the state of New Jersey. My personal position is that unless the subject body part has been injured previously or you have a medical condition that would impact your treatment that the workers compensation carrier and their attorneys are not entitled to the records. It is a case-by-case analysis.

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  8. I have a claim against work men's comp I fell in an open drain at work and was out for 9 weeks. It was a very bad sprain

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Douglas Wayne Jones Jr
    2. William J Popovich
    3. Mark R Faro
    4. James M. Clancy
    5. Gilbert Earl Fisher
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    Your permanency award will be based upon a number of factors. The treating doctors discharge diagnosis, the opinion of your expert evaluator, and the opinion of the insurance company's expert. As you have previously fractured this ankle there will also be issues of prior functional loss for which the insurance company may be entitled to what is called an Abdullah credit.

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  9. I would like to know if i can switch to a different attorny for my workers compensation case in NJ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James M. Clancy
    2. Christopher G Meikle
    3. Christopher Thaddeus DiGirolamo
    4. David J. McCormick
    5. William Charles Sipio
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    Changing attorneys is generally not the answer if overall you are satisfied with his or her performance. The fact that you are treating with an anesthesiologist leads me to conclude that the orthopedic doctors who saw you had nothing further offer. An anesthesiologist generally performs injections and other pain management treatments. I would suggest that you call the attorney and speak with him directly.

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  10. I have been awarded a workmans comp settlement and wanted to apply for a commutation of my settlement,how hard is it?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James M. Clancy
    2. Allan E Richardson
    3. Christopher G Meikle
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    It is very difficult to get. I have only filed 2 or 3 in 25 years. You need to be starting a business, buying a car to get to work,or using the money for a house etc. The Judges require very detailed papers and facts not just mere statements. The statute is below. 34:15-25. Commutation of award. Compensation may be commuted by the bureau at its present value, when discounted at five per centum (5%) simple interest, upon application of either party, with due notice to the other, if it appears...

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