JS could not continue working when his school district refused to honor medical restrictions prescribed by his doctor. Without income and penniless, JS turned to Lipkin & Apter. Our attorneys filed an emergency petition to advance the case to trial. The arbitrator awarded JS back pay, medical payments for surgery, temporary total disability benefits and a substantial payment for permanent disability.
A worker injured on the job can sometimes qualify and receive Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits in ADDITION to receiving workman’s compensation benefits. The criteria for SSDI eligibility and workers comp are different, but more serious workplace injuries often wind up with a claimant getting both. Nevertheless, to be entitled to Social Security Disability, you have to prove that you cannot work in ANY capacity before being entitled to benefits. In the normal legal course, the injured worker will first apply for workers' compensation benefits then for SSDI benefits. Understanding how the workman’s compensation and Social Security Disability benefits work together must be understood by your legal representative.
People are generally familiar with the idea that an accident which occurs while working may constitute a workers compensation case, while an accident that occurs outside of work may constitute a personal injury case. There are times, however, when a single accident invokes BOTH a workers compensation AND a personal injury case.
An Independent Medical Exam (IME) is an opportunity for the employer to have you examined by a doctor of their choosing. But the IME doctor is not going to engage you in a doctor-patient relationship. And they may not agree with the treating doctor. Here are your options.
The attorneys at Lipkin & Apter have successful experience processing mold and toxic tort cases and OSHA air quality restrictions. In this case, we successfully negotiated a settlement of $420,000. Defendants initially offered a total of only $20,000. Our investigation and medical testimony proved to the Defendants that our client’s claims were severe and possessed a strong likelihood of success at trial.
When S. G. was released from care by his hand surgeon, Lipkin & Apter resolved his Workers’ Compensation claim for approximately $35,000.00. On the eve of the personal injury trial against the store owners, we resolved S.G.’s personal injury case for and additional $200,000.00. This resolution resulted in a total recovery of $235,000.00.
Our client, M.R. was awarded a Duty Disability monthly pension. Lipkin & Apter was then able to secure for M.R. an excellent Lump Sum Workers’ Compensation settlement in excess of $147,000.00, an amount equal to 40% loss of a person as a whole for permanent disability.
Lipkin & Apter attorneys get results. We know how to maximize the money damages our clients have coming to them in a variety of personal injury cases including auto accidents, workers compensation, medical negligence, nursing home abuse, and construction accidents.