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Michael J Dennin

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  • Is this a legal matter

    I hurt my lower back in 2013 at work..went and had a MRI..which showed extensive damage..the drs treated me with rehab..now my back is still hurting..so I went to my dr which after lookin at mri said I should of been sent to specialist for I'll ca...

    Michael’s Answer

    Hello. There is a lot to your question, much more than a simple post or response can answer. I will try. First, there is a statute of limitations and Worker's Compensation cases. Statue limitation is the time limit that you have to file a formal claim additional workers compensation court for your injuries. In New Jersey the statute, or time requirement, is two years for me the date of injury or the last date of authorized Worker's Compensation medical treatment. Plus I want to know when you last saw the actual company doctor and if that training was authorized. Thus, time is of the essence and your claim.

    In Worker's Compensation in general you are entitled to three types of benefits. You are entitled to medical, temporary, and permanent disability benefits. Many times your medical treatment can be cut off prematurely by the Worker's Compensation doctors. Sometimes he received proper medical care and other times you do not receive proper medical care. In your case I'm not sure if you went with pain management doctor and/or saw a surgeon about your back problems. Many times attorney can facilitate a second opinion and assist with medical treatment. Attorney can also file a motion for medical benefits of Worker's Compensation Court to bring this matter before a judge. That can lead to receiving additional medical treatment.

    You also maybe entitled to temporary disability benefits and permanent disability benefits. The lawyer can fight for you for these benefits. I most recently had a situation where an injured worker was cut off for medical care. Networker needed back surgery. The insurance company would not provide it. We were able to file a motion to get before a judge and have a judge order the insurance company provide the surgery.

    Our office is on Westfield Avenue in Pennsauken, New Jersey and I handle our law firms Worker's Compensation division. You should know that there is no fee to speak with a lawyer and no charge to you unless the lawyer wins your case.

    As stated, your situation requires a lengthy consultation because there are a lot of different things you should be aware of in regards to your benefits. Time is of the essence.

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  • What it the difference between TTD and TT on my benefit checks from Workers Compensation for a spinal surgery ?

    My payments are bi-weekly and were TTD. The last one received was TT and I don't know the difference. The spinal fusion surgery has been very painful and therapy has not been much help in the recovery. I still cannot bend or to stoop to lift any l...

    Michael’s Answer

    If you are out of work and under workers' compensation medical care then you should be receiving temporary disability benefits. If they have stopped paying for an improper reason, then a motion can be made with the Court to reinstate the benefits. You do not need to pay to speak with a lawyer about your situation and there is no fee if no settlement. You may be entitled to permanency benefits amd future medical care as well.

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  • Workers compensation for a two-level fusion.

    I got hurt at work on November 2014. I had a two level fusion done in April 2015 after going through every step possible before surgery. I just want to know why I would need a lawyer, what a layer would do for me, and some other advice.

    Michael’s Answer

    You need a lawyer to protect you and stand up for you. It is a matter of time until the insurance carrier starts to take away your benefits.

    You are entitled to medical care (free), money while you are out of work, and money for the permanent injuries you have from the fusion. You also can be entitled to future medical care and benefits. It is free for you to talk to a lawyer and you do not pay unless he wins your case.

    There is no downside to having lawyer stand up for you. You do not want to wait until it is too late. There is a 2 year time limit to file a claim.

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  • My wife was in a hit and run accident on 12-12-13 hit from behind, has always had neck and wrist pain since accident.

    Was recently told she needs neck surgery, should we pursue physical injury suit towards are auto insurance carrier at the time.

    Michael’s Answer

    Sorry to bear about your wife. If it was a hit and run then she may have a claim against her own auto insurance company under the um/uim coverage. Also, she has 2 years to bring a lawsuit against the person who hit her and/or the insurance company. Some um/uim claims are a 6 year statute of limitations but you should be safe. Your wife should get legal advice as soon as possible to protect herself. Lawyers that handle injury cases mostly work on contingency so your wife does not have to pay a lawyer unless she wins her case.

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  • I was on my bike and hit by auto. Damage to bike bruises on me. His auto insurance won't pay my medical bills. He was at fault.

    I have no insurance

    Michael’s Answer

    If you have your own car then you may be able to get medical bills paid and treatment through your auto insurance. If not, then you may be able to obtain charity care, medicaid, or other benefits to pay your bills. You may need to end up suing the person who hit you for the outstanding bills. Get a top rated lawyer. You may need more treatment and you may be entitled to compensation for any pain or suffering you have.

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  • Where do I get the form D interrogatories form for a car accident.

    My car was rear ended and other party's lawyer is asking to fill up a form D.

    Michael’s Answer

    Should be on the state of nj website under forms.

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  • My grandson fell in a grocery store on a wet floor, he didn't break anything but he hurt his knee, he was ignored by managemt.

    His mother was asked to leave the store with her food stamps, which was not the case, what can my daughter do about the comment implying because she is African american she is on public assistance, and totally ignoring the fact that her son fell o...

    Michael’s Answer

    Business owners must provide a safe environment for shoppers. If he was hurt he could be entitled to have his medical bills paid for by the store and for compensation if he has injuries. It is important to document everything and get treatment right away.

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  • Do I have a workman's compensation case?

    I have been employed with the state of New Jersey for 11 years had a car accident in a state car while on the job on March 6, 2015. I have two sprained knees and a sprained back. I have appointments to see an orthopedic surgeon for my knees and ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Likely yes. In NJ you are entitled to three types of benefits: medical benefits, temporary benefits, and permanent disability benefits.

    So long as you were injured during the course and scope of your employment entitled to medical care, money while you're out of work and a lump settlement and or a settlement plus payments over weeks if you have a permit injury.

    The employer controls the medical care and always to pay you temporary disability as long as their doctor keeps you out of work.

    Select a qualified workers compensation attorney with a 10.0 rating. You may also have a third-party claim against the negligent party.if the car accident was not your fault you could've a claim against the person that insurance company for the that was responsible for the collision. It is not wise to deal with the insurance company directly or to give them statements. If you obtain a Lawyer everything should be done through your lawyer.

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  • Do I need a car accident attorney? I was involved in a crash by car that failed to stop on red light. My car was totaled.

    Based on police report and witness statement I’m not at-fault. The full responsibility is on another party. My insurance company is preparing to pay me for the lost car, but this amount is much less that I’ve paid for it (it was a new 2014 Audi Q5...

    Michael’s Answer

    If you have gap coverage that will help. If not it will be difficult to make you whole. If you got hurt get a local certified lawyer or law firm. Do not speak with any insurance company until you get proper legal advice. It is free to hire a lawyer and you do not pay unless the lawyer wins. Our firm has recovered over 500 millions for injured people throughout the years.

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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...

    Michael’s Answer

    Get a lawyer. Settlements are case by case. It may also depend on the amount of available insurance coverage. You should check your um/uim limits and pip limits. Do not give any statements to any insurance company. Representation is free unless your lawyer wins the case. Get an experienced south jersey firm. Our firm has won over 500 million throughout the years.

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