Injury due to faulty equipment
Started by retired2012 , Sep 01 2013 10:25 AM
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:25 AM
My brother was in an accident back in 2008 while working. He went to court because workmans comp was not cooperating to cover this injury. He was a truck driver and made deliveries along the east coast, my issue is that the equipment that injured him was at one of his delivery sites. He had to unload his truck with a mechanical pallet mover( not the kind you drive) he steers this. Somehow during the moving of a pallet his leg became wedged between the http://www.legaldir.com/pi/california.html wall of the truck and the pallet mover causing his leg to suffer extreme damage which resulted in him getting a rod to replace his tibia bone (shin). He had a settlement with workers comp but they have failed complete a court order to compensate. The incident occurred in New Jersey, his company is in Massachusetts. I believe he has not pursued a personal injury case toward the company that controlled this equipment. Can he still pursue a claim of this incident? Is it too late? When he was going to court I was under the impression he was handling the issue with the store distribution center when it occurred. Just found out that he was still dealing with the workers comp issue of not being compensated. Has not gone to court concerning the equipment with the distribution center. What are his options at this point?
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