Nutley, NJ (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
New Jersey worker's compensation attorneys, Livingston DiMarzio Baptista announces a $1.31M Worker's compensation award for a NJ construction Worker who fell and landed on a concrete floor causing serious injury. The award was affirmed ion December 13, 2012 by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division (Docket No. A-2714-11T3)
In Cordeiro V. Danny's Construction a construction worker was rendered a paraplegic by a worksite fall. While on a roof installing a skylight, the worker fell through a hole that had been cut for the skylight and landed on a concrete floor causing the injury. The injured worker suffered spinal cord damage, fractures to seven cervical and thoracic vertebrae requiring fusion and laminectomy procedures. A claim was filed with the company's worker's compensation carrier, The Hartford. NJ Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney, Dennis Baptista argued that the workers' compensation carrier and not the health insurer should be responsible and pay the workplace injury claim. On December 21, 2011 Workers' Compensation Judge Theresa Yang, sitting in Elizabeth, NJ found that the injury was compensable and arose out of employment. The Hartford was ordered to pay medical bills, and additional disability payments totaling $1.31M. The Hartford appealed the decision which was subsequently confirmed by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division (Docket No. A-2714-11T3).
Dennis Baptista is an New Jersey Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney with over twenty-five years of experience in NJ Workers' Compensation Claims. The law firm of Livingston Dimarzio Baptista handles all types of Workers' Comp cases and is is keenly focused on obtaining the best results for their clients. The firm's practice areas includes claims for workplace injuries, including, but not limited to: injuries caused by worksite accidents , asbestos-mesothelioma and general workers' compensation claims. Members of the firm, Craig H. Livingston and Dennis M. Baptista are New Jersey Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyers. For more information about Livingston DiMarzio Baptista visit the website or call 973-661-4646.