Category: Tips If You Are Injured


Can I pick my own doctor in a worker’s compensation case?

When a worker’s compensation case is opened in New Jersey, the carrier will direct the worker where to go for treatment. But from time to time, the injured worker is unhappy with that doctor and wants to switch to a new doctor of their choosing. Clients ask us if they can pick their own doctor
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 24 Jul  0 Comments
  • Read More

I work for a temporary employment agency and was hurt at the site where they assigned me – can I bring a worker’s compensation claim?

Clients sometimes ask us, if I work for a temporary employment agency and was assigned out to a factory by the agency. I was injured while working in the factory and need medical treatment. Both the agency and the factory refuse to help me. Can I file for Workers Compensation? Who do I file against?
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 21 Jun  0 Comments
  • Read More

I was hurt on the job but was working “off the books” can I get Workers’ Compensation?

Unfortunately, there are many people in New Jersey who work “off the books.” And if they get hurt on the job, they may assume that they cannot collect through worker’s compensation coverage. But is that true? Can someone working off the books collect worker’s compensation coverage? Actually, the answer is yes! Working without reporting it
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 19 May  0 Comments
  • Read More

Can I re-open my worker’s compensation case?

On many occassions, a Worker’s Compensation case settles, but some time later the pain returns. In such a case, clients may ask if they can re-open their Worker’s Compensation case. The short answer is yes, in most cases, but not all. If your Compensation case resolved with a successful trial or on an Order Approving
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 19 Apr  0 Comments
  • Read More

I was hurt on the job about one (1) year ago and the company is now out of business can I still make a Workers’ Compensation claim?

Yes, the fact that the company is out of business is not important as you are covered for your work injuries by the Workers’ Compensation insurance policy in place at the time of your injury, so as long as your former employer had insurance, you are covered. Secondly, you have two (2) years from the
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 21 Mar  0 Comments
  • Read More

Does Workers’ Compensation pay me if I get hurt on the job and miss work?

If you are on the job, Workers’ Compensation will pay you 70% of your average weekly gross, but only if a doctor selected i.e. authorized by your employer determines that you can not work for more than seven (7) days because of an injury suffered while working. As such, it is very important that you
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 10 Feb  0 Comments
  • Read More

If I am in a car accident while working, who pays for my bills and injuries?

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. We do a lot of car accident cases, but when someone is injured while on the job, it adds an additional layer of complexity. In fact, we were recently in front of the Appellate Division on this exact issue. And it is no wonder that many clients are confused
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 19 Sep  0 Comments
  • Read More

Who pays for my damage from flying road debris?

It happens more often than people think. A driver is on a road or highway and their vehicle is suddenly struck by dangerous flying debris. A study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found 39,000 injuries and more than 500 deaths from those incidents during that time. Between 2011 and 2014, flying debris was
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 19 Aug  0 Comments
  • Read More

How do I get a copy of police dashcam video?

In many criminal cases, the police and the defendant have very different versions of the events that led up to an arrest. Routinely, a client comes into our office and explains what happened and then some time later – maybe months later – police reports are authored and the police describe something very different. Also,
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 01 Jul  0 Comments
  • Read More

Medical Errors are No. 3 Cause of Death in U.S.

By: Michael Raff, Esq. Researchers from Johns Hopkins analyzed medical death rate data over an eight year period. They have calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the U.S. Their analysis was published May 3, 2016 in The BMJ. The report, authored in part by researcher, Martin Makary,
  • medical malpractice
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 16 Jun  0 Comments
  • Read More