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Christopher G Meikle

Christopher Meikle’s Answers

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  • What happens if I don't receive my Settlement check in the 30-60 days range I was told?

    Today is the 59th day since I settled and was told I'd receive my check in 30-60 days, If I don't receive it today or tomorrow, will they be penalized? Or will it not matter?

    Christopher’s Answer

    If your attorney has to file a motion you typically would get interest, not much these days , and the attorney would get a counsel fee for the application. Call your attorney.

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  • How long before I receive my settlement check

    My New Jersey Work comp case went in front of the judge almost two weeks ago, as we reached a settlement with the insurance company and because of special circumstances they agreed to pay me all at once. One question I didn't ask (and my attorney ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    New Jersey's workers compensation Statute calls for 60 days, not 30. Up until a few years ago it was 90 days. Most Insurance companies attempt to get it off the books within 30 days but a few wait right to the last second.

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  • How long typically?

    I just signed the papers to receive my workmans comp check in Camden NJ 2 weeks ago today. Waited 9 years to sign, roughly 80k I'm getting, my lawyer told me up to 60 days but how long does it usually take?

    Christopher’s Answer

    Your attorney gave you the correct answer. He/she does not have a crystal ball and cannot speculate as to when the check will be issued. Some Insurance companies look to close the case immediately, others wait until the end of the 60 day period yet others fall somewhere in between. The law requires that payment be made within 60 days. Your attorney cannot expedite both your and his/her check. Both of you are paid at the same time. Good luck.

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  • What I will do after the insurance company cancel my surgery ?

    Today the hospital call me and told me after your WC been transfer from NY To NJ the insurance in NY give me approved already for my surgery and after my paper transfer in NJ they send letter for my doctor that they are not sure if NJ adjuster wil...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You need to sit down with your attorney. He/she is most familiar with your case.

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  • I HAVE RIGHT TO KEEP MY DOCTORS IN NY AND MAKE MY SURGERY IN NY AFTER I TRANSFER MY WC FROM NY TO NJ OR NOT ?

    two days ago and my WC case been transfer from NY to NJ like i want because i know i have more benefit in NJ more than NY , and i have been treat from 08/2015 until today in NY and i made two surgery in my lower back one in 4/22/2016 and one 4/25/...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You should sit down with your attorney. While the insurance company can direct which Doctor treats you the court could agree that a change at this point is not recommended. Many NJ insurance companies do allow treatment in NY even if an NJ case. However our laws technically favor the insurance company when it comes to selection of the Doctor. Good Luck.

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  • Based on the fact that my WC case is now in NJ, why must i see a doctor from NJ. Why cant i continue seeking treatment in NY?

    My WC case has been transferred from NY to NJ. It took over 3 months to correct the jurisdiction. during that time i have been seen and treated by a doctor in NY. I even had surgery just a few weeks ago by the same doctor from NY. Before the j...

    Christopher’s Answer

    While the respondent has the right to direct treatment it still must be reasonable with respect to time and location. You should sit down with your workers compensation attorney to discuss. Given what you described the Respondent may provide transportation as an alternative. It does seem odd that a surgery would be cancelled.

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  • What are my options?

    I work as a security guard and hurt my back while on the job. I was on workman's compensation for about 5 weeks then I was told by the workman's comp. doctor that I had to return back to work even though I was still not fully healed. I'm currently...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You should sit down with a workers compensation attorney from your local area. He/she will be able to explain your rights and assist if additional treatment is needed. Good Luck.

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  • How do i go about this since I'm now using my own insurance instead of workman's comp?

    injured wrist/thumb weeks ago and tried to let it heal by favoring it,, kept injuring it over and over due to severe strenuous work.. dispatch was notified verbally numerous times, numerous times by text, then after injuring it the last time i cou...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You nee. Sto see a workers compensation attorney immediately. Going to a personal Physician which is considreded as "unauthorized treatment" can be detrimental if you intend on bringing a claim.

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  • What is the easiest or quickest way that we can transfer ownership from her to myself?

    I am purchasing the hair salon that I am employed at.

    Christopher’s Answer

    You should sit down with an experienced attorney to discuss. You will need to inform the attorney what is actually being transferred, what business assets, existing lease agreements, actual real estate… Etc. Also, will the soon to be former owner be restricted from reopening within a designated area for a specified period of time? Otherwise, what is preventing the current owner from opening up a new shop and attracting his/her prior Clientele? Good luck.

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  • MY QUESTION IS DOES THE INSURANCE COMPANY STILL PAY ME WHILE I'M SEEING THE PSYC. DOCTOR OR IS THERE A LIMITED OF TIME

    I HAVE BEEN ON WORKERS COMP SINCE MY SECOND BACK SURGERY 4/2014. MY BACK DOCTOR HAS SAID THAT HE CAN'T DO MUCH MORE. HE DECLARED ME ( MMI ), AND PUT ME PERMANENTLY OUT OF WORK. I HAVE BEEN SEEING A PSYC. DOCTOR FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS WHILE THE IN...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Temporary disability is limited to a max of 400 weeks in New Jersey.

    Typically once an individual is deemed to be at MMI temp is discontinued.

    You should sit down with an attorney to discuss your options.

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