Hackettstown, NJ asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey

Q: What statue is correct to file when a client at work bites you?

I work with special needs and a client who is on the spectrum but high function became extremely upset because he couldn't do a certain thing and attack me and bit me to the point I had to get a tetanus shot and antibiotics. I would like to press charges but I'm not sure what 2c charge the individual should be charged with.

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Gerald D. Siegel
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  • Plainsboro Township, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You probably have a workers comp claim. You are entitled to certain benefits. Speak with a WC attorney.

I'm not sure a prosecutor would be interested pursuing a criminal case, and with a special needs individual, you're not going to get a lot of sympathy going after them on your own. Just being honest.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: It sounds like it would be a workers' comp case. In terms of the criminal aspects of the matter you raise, that would be up to the district attorney. Good luck

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