Brooklyn, NY asked in Workers' Compensation and Legal Malpractice for New Jersey

Q: I have a workers'comp case. I do not believe my lawyer has represented me adequately. There were plenty inconsistencies.

I have a workers'comp case. I do not believe my lawyer represented me adequately. There were plenty of inconsistencies that weren't addressed.

I was asked,by my lawyer,to settle my case even though my injuries weren't completely final.

The case has been ongoing since 2013.

There's an offer on the table presently. I refuse to accept it. I asked for a jury trial.

My attorney lost her/his "cool." My attorney treated me like I was being prosecuted. I couldn't believe what was happening. I reminded my attorney that they were suppose to represent me not prosecute me.

To say I'm disappointed would be an understatement.

What can I do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Gerald D. Siegel
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Plainsboro Township, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: There is no right to a jury trial in workers compensation.

The same judge that would make a recommendation for a settlement is the same judge that would try your case and make a decision.

You are best off paying another WC attorney for a 2nd opinion.

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