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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Immigration Law and Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: An undocumented employee got injured at a work place and the employer doesn't seem to want to pay for the medical bills.

I have a part time job where an undocumented employee got injured on the job and the employer is asking him to fill out an I-9 verification form so that he can pay the medical bills. By the looks of things it seems like my boss is trying to get rid of him and not actually pay for the medical bills,... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Oct 28, 2019

Both your boss and the undocumented worked are in violation of Federal law. It is unwise to post anything further about this in a public forum monitored by law enforcement. There is no attorney-client privilege online and this situation is far beyond the scope of this forum.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: Workmans comp doctor stated I need therapy.doctor second oppinon saw mri and stated I need Ligamentous reconstruction.

Can I go with my second oppinon

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 8, 2019

This is a serious matter you should follow your attorneys advise and if you don't have one get one now. Most at least offer free in office consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: Injured by 3rd party at work, workers comp paid bills but will not release copies of the bills to me. What do I do?

I am trying to obtain the bills so that I can file a lawsuit pro se, with the initial attempt being a demand letter. I have also been contacted by the drivers insurance company wanting to settle this matter but without the bills I am unaware of what would be a fair offer. I asked the previous... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 11, 2019

If the bills are paid what does it matter however if you're saying this because you want to file a lawsuit let your attorney get the bills and give him a release to do this.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Employment Law for New Jersey on
Q: I'm a cook for ihop.a cook came in with bed bugs.owner found out but cook worked anyway.went to hospital and got it too.

Owner knew about it and choose for cook to work anyway.i have voice recording of dm telling owner about problem and medical records.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2019

If you got them usually workers comp is the only remedy unless you needed extermination work at your home. Contact a member of the NJ Assn for Justice who handles comp cases---they give free consults.

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: Do rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber offer workers' comp benefits for accidents I might get injured in that aren't

my fault?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Dec 26, 2018

Workers comp protects you whether it's your fault or someone else's

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: If I was injured in a car accident at work, will workers' compensation benefits cover that?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Dec 4, 2018

Yes you should speak with a lawyer about this immediately, most of us offer free in office consultations and most will do this on a contingency fee basis (i.e you only pay the lawyer if you collect). Lastly you may not just be able to collect from your employer but also the person that hit you, if... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: Are psychiatric work injuries evaluated differently than physical work injuries?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Nov 12, 2018

The answer is yes and no, but psychiatric injuries are much harder to prove that they came in and out of the course of employment.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: My father is out on worker comp and he wanted to know could he make investments and profit from those investments .

Is watching a computer screen and pushing buttons on the keyboard considered working?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 25, 2018

Yes as long as he is not working. But he should talk to his WC lawyer about this.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: My wife was hurt first day on the job - she's still covered, right?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 19, 2018

Yes she would be covered on the first day till the last day as long as she was working the course of employment.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: I own an LLC company in New Jersey. We were given permission to perform work for a property management company.

Once we submitted their invoice for payment, they told us the check was ready, but they wouldn’t release it without proof of workman’s comp insurance. Is this legal? They allowed us to perform the work before ever requesting proof of any type of insurance?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 26, 2018

Did you have a contract, did they have a contract? Anyway you are required to have workers compensation insurance by law. Sounds like you need to get yourself a good contract written by a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: I have a NJ based LLC, do I as a employer have to have workmans comp for myself and also cover PT employees?

I just want to make this clearer. Do LLC Owners personally also need to be covered under Workmans Comp. or just their employees?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 19, 2018

Yes in general all employers need to have workers comp insurance.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: What if I wake up in pain in middle of night and Sedgwick says I am covered only by their dr between 9am and 5pm mon-fri

If I need a dr in the middle of the night and I go to er or medi center by my house am I covered.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 10, 2018

If the injury originally occurred in regards to the course of your employment such as you fell at work and woke up the next morning with a herniated disc and severe back pain WC should cover you.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: Suffering from Tramatic brain injury & an incomplete spinal cord injury from a fall at work. What is this case worth?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 3, 2018

Probably a lot of money but to tell you exactly a lawyer would need to know exactly your injury (Complete Medical Diagnosis) and whether anyone other third party is responsible for your injury such as the ladder company because you were on a ladder and the ladder rung broke. I suggest you seek out... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: If I work part time, am I still covered for workers' comp?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 31, 2018

Yes even if you work for an employer one hour you're covered.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: What's the worst penalty for filing a fraudulent workers' compensation claim?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 3, 2018

I thing that you will find that it is the criminal offense of insurance fraud and could result in jail.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Q: How can I get my money back from geico or Domino's frenshise commercial insurance?

Hi, I am working at Domino's pizza as delivery driver part time job. While delivery someone robbed me and they took my car.I had full coverage with Geico which is they refuse to pay basically they denied my claim. After that i spoke to my domino's franchise owner he said his not responsible for... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 13, 2018

You may want to repost your question under insurance law so you get more responses as it is not a criminal law question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: Can I file a workers' compensation claim for a car accident injury I got during my lunch break?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 8, 2018

The question is maybe, especially if it was in the course of employment or if you were still at the work place. I suggest you speak with a lawyer ASAP as much more facts are needed and time lines do exist to file a claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: Are part-time workers eligible for workers' compensation if they're injured at work?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 11, 2018

Yes anyone who is being paid on the job is entitled to workers compensation if injured. If you are injured you need to contact one of us lawyers ASAP it all starts with the free in office consultation most of us offer.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Medical Malpractice for New Jersey on
Q: Patient abandonement?

Is the driving EMT guilty of "patient abandonement" if he leaves a completley stable & oriented patient with little chance of deteriorating with the treating EMT at a dr's office for a "wait & return" transport, to drive to get food taking 9-12mins? He hadnt eaten in 17 hours & dispatch hadnt given... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 20, 2018

I can't speak to the employment law issues, but if the patient was injured or suffered any loss it could actually be criminal in nature. Your responsibility to the patient is separate from you employers duty to you.

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: IN NJ does a corp with the 2 owners (husband & wife) being the only employees need workers comp insurance by law?

Specifically the question is about a S-Corp Incorporated in NJ.

Business is operated in NJ.

Husband and Wife are the only Owners, Shareholders, Officers, Directors, and Employees.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 10, 2018

In general all corps need workers compensation insurance but you should speak with a lawyer as a way around it may exist. Of course expect to pay for the consultation.

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