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Michael J Dennin

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  • Where can I get help with my workman's comp claim and/or disability advocacy so that my rights are prioritized? Personal injury?

    My employer required me to leave work (sick) on 12/16/15 and demanded medical clearance for me to return. At the same time, I had been asking for more support and to decrease my workload. I am director of treatment facility for youth in SNJ. My jo...

    Michael’s Answer

    Sorry to hear about your situation. I have many questions. Was this reported to the workers' compensation carrier? Did workers' compensation provide you medical care? Did your work admit or acknowledge that you were bit by a tick while working? Are you under active workers' compensation medical care? As a workers' compensation attorney these are things I must know to advise you.

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  • I was hurt on the job yesterday and my employer refuse to send me to see a doctor. can you help me period?

    what kind of background information is needed period?

    Michael’s Answer

    Hi Sir. Sorry to hear about your situation. You must report the injury and request medical care. Your employer should send you to a company doctor and they pay for it. You could be entitled to medical care, temporary benefits and permanency benefits. Please let me know what other questions you have. Mike.

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  • Can my husband sue for pain and suffering for an injury that I have from a work-related accident?

    I was injured 3 years ago at work and I'm about to have my second spinal surgery as a result of this accident. My husband's quality of life has suffered because of my physical limitations. I know others that have sued for pain and suffering as a r...

    Michael’s Answer

    First, I am sad for you for your situation and for your husband. There are many issues that your question raises. If your husband's accident is straight workers' compensation, then you are not allowed to sue for pain and suffering, neither is your husband. However, if there is a third party that is responsible you may be able to sue. In NJ, the statute of limitations (time limits to bring lawsuits) is 2 years from the date of accident. In some cases it can be longer.

    If you have not retained a workers' compensation lawyer for injuries, you should do so. The Statute is different in w/c cases. It is 2 years from the date of accident, OR the last date of w/c authorized medical treatment. So, I would want to know if you do not have a lawyer, who is paying for your treatment. Since it is three years out of the date of accident, you still may be able to file a claim petition in Court.

    There are many types of benefits you are entitled to under NJ w/c laws. If you do not have a w/c lawyer, contact one asap.

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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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