Sorry to learn. What happened with the criminal case? Who is paying your medical bills. You can file a claim in Trenton with the victims of violent crime fund.
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I agree you should be able to file a w compensation claim. You may also be able to sue the individual personally.
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Sounds like workers comp claim. It would not be covered under a regular third party personal injury claim against dealership because insurance companies don't cover intentional acts.
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As some of my colleagues have indicated, I would recommend that you obtain the services of a local area Worker's Comp attorney who does not mind taking on a tough case. Do not try to take this on yourself.
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Whether or not you are entitled to workers compensation benefits under NJ law as a result of this incident depends upon the subject matter of the fight. If the fight was over something related to the workplace (for instance which of you are entiled to the commission on a car sale) then you will be entitled to recieve workers compensation benefits. If the subject matter was non-work related (for example he suspects that you are dating his wife) then it is not considered to be a work related injury for which you can recieve workers compensation benefits.