IBEW Local 269 – Know Your Rights For more than 75 years, Stark & Stark has been respected for its quality work and caring attitude towards working families and its support of organized labor. Determining the benefits and regulations for insured or sick people can be a difficult, time consuming and often confusing process. Stark & Stark has been serving as New Jersey State Civil Counsel for Unions ensuring all benefits are made available including lost wages, payment of authorized medical expenses and if appropriate, a cash award for injuries. With offices in Princeton, Marlton, Philadelphia, Yardley and New York, Stark & Stark is one of the largest law firms in New Jersey with over 100 lawyers and a support staff in excess of 200. Stark & Stark provides a full range of services for individuals and working families. Workers’ Compensation The security of your job and your family can come to an abrupt halt when you are injured on the job. For the last 40 years, Stark & Stark’s Workers’ Compensation Group has fought to protect the rights of injured workers throughout New Jersey. These injuries include traumatic accidents, occupational diseases, and injuries caused by toxic substances or repetitive motions. If you or your loved one is injured on the job our attorneys are there to assist you and make sure you obtain all wages and benefits you are entitled to receive. These benefits may provide replacement income, medical treatment, and sometimes vocational rehabilitation including schooling or job placement assistance. You do not have to go through this system alone – Stark & Stark is here to assist you. We have represented a wide variety of injured union members including: Iron Workers, Carpenters, Laborers, Plumbers, Electricians, Glaziers, Truckers, Warehouse and Delivery Persons, Chemical Workers, Transportation Workers, Livery Workers, Firefighters, Corrections Officers, Police, Institutional and Healthcare Workers, Hospitality Workers, Meat Workers and Phone Company Workers. Motor Vehicle Accidents You are never prepared for the emotional and financial toll an unexpected accident causes. If you are injured in a motor vehicle crash or motorcycle accident you can easily become overwhelmed when dealing with medical injuries, pain and a limited understanding of the law. Victims of car accidents are entitled to compensation for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and for permanent injury or disfigurement. Please be aware that adjusters and insurers may try to take advantage of victims who are not represented by an attorney experienced in accident law. Statistics demonstrate that accident victims who retain a car accident lawyer receive three times the compensation paid to individuals who are not represented. Stark & Stark auto accident attorneys will fight to recover all the benefits you deserve. Wrongful Death Coming to terms with the loss of a loved one is a traumatic and painful experience that is only made worse when their death was caused by the negligence of others. A wrongful death lawsuit includes the claims of husbands, wives, children, parents, brothers, sisters and financial dependents when negligence, reckless or intentional misconduct has caused the death of a family member. Wrongful death claims include every type of accidental death, no matter the specific cause. Surviving family members are allowed to be compensated for both economic and non-economic losses, including loss of financial support, love, care, comfort, supervision, guidance, household assistance and general society. Stark & Stark understands that the laws regarding wrongful death cases are complex and include many facets, which is why you should seek the help from an experienced wrongful death attorney. Traumatic Brain Injury Over 1.4 million Americans sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury each year, and more than 5.3 million Americans currently require lifelong assistance in order to perform daily activities. A traumatic brain injury can cause a wide range of disabilities, which can affect a person’s thinking, comprehension, emotions and behavior. Traumatic brain injuries can also cause epilepsy and increase the risk for conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other brain disorders that become more prevalent with age. Those suffering from traumatic brain injuries often have questions about their rights and need help in determining what benefits are owed to them. Stark & Stark’s attorneys have devoted themselves to obtaining the compensation our clients deserve and provide each client with personal guidance in order to coordinate and promote the healing process. Product Liability The news is filled with information about product recalls or newly discovered side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Each year millions of people throughout the United States are injured as a result of the negligence of companies that release unsafe or defective products. Common defective products include pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter drugs, diet pills, medical devices and implants, edible products, cosmetics, baby strollers and feeding bottles, automobiles, tires, car seats, safety belts, brakes, children’s toys, bikes, and sporting goods. The physical, financial and emotional cost of defective products is enormous. Consulting with legal counsel will provide you with the best options in order to receive proper compensation for your pain and suffering. Stark & Stark has extensive experience throughout New Jersey in representing those injured by defective products. Nursing Home Negligence No one ever expects a family member or friend to be the victim of abuse in a nursing home. However, incidents of abuse do occur every day and in many ways. Unfortunately, abuse appears to be on the rise as the number of nursing home residents steadily increases due to our rapidly aging population. When someone you care about has been the victim of nursing home abuse, the problems can seem overwhelming. Because of a nursing home resident’s limitations, family and friends are often called upon to ensure that a loved one or friend receives the care he or she is entitled. Nursing home negligence typically includes the failure to provide basic necessities such as water, protection from health and safety hazards and general appropriate care. Negligence can result in injuries such as falls, broken hips, bed sores, malnutrition, dehydration, improper wound care and other injuries which may result in severe medical complications and even death. Negligence can also include abuse such as physical, emotional, verbal, mental, sexual and/or exploitative (illegally taking, misusing, or concealing funds, property or assets) or a combination of the above. Stark & Stark’s Nursing Home Litigation Group will advise you of your loved one’s legal rights, and will aggressively prosecute a claim whenever our investigation reveals any instances of abuse. Motorcycle & Off-Road Vehicles A motorcycle or off-road vehicle accident can leave you with serious injuries, lost wages and unpaid medical bills. These accidents can also leave you with a lot of questions and not many answers. Often times, victims are not aware of their rights and need assistance in obtaining compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering. Stark & Stark will fight to protect the rights of those injured in motorcycle and off-road vehicle accidents. We have developed a nationwide network of doctors and rehabilitation specialists who are able to provide insight into every aspect of our client’s case. Our attorneys are quick to understand exactly what happened and know how to communicate the intricate details of each case with insurance companies, lawyers, and juries. Medical Malpractice Harm caused to a patient due to misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose an illness, incorrect treatment of a medical condition, or misuse of prescription medications is unacceptable. It is unfortunate but there are times when doctors, nurses, hospitals, HMOs, chiropractors, therapists or other licensed medical care providers deviate from conventional medical standards. While some cases which yield undesirable results are unfortunately unable to be prevented, some do warrant compensation for damages incurred. Stark & Stark attorneys are well versed in medical malpractice claims in New Jersey and can provide you with the best options in order to receive proper compensation for your pain and suffering. There is a statute of limitations on medical malpractice cases, and determining the applicable statute date may be difficult. A claim filed after the statute of limitations has passed will be dismissed by the court. Therefore, if you or someone you know has suffered from medical malpractice you should contact us as quickly as possible. Birth Injury Often times when birth injuries occur people feel there is no explanation as to what has happened and simply assume there is no claim to be made. However, in many cases birth injuries are the result of one or more medical mistakes made during the pregnancy, labor or delivery. This can lead to serious life altering disorders such as Cerebral and Erb’s Palsy. These disorders can result from many causes including a doctor’s failure to perform a timely C-Section, recognize that the baby is in distress, oxygen depravation or the use of excessive force during delivery. Children who suffer from birth injuries often times require extensive therapy and medical attention throughout the course of their lives. These medical bills can become overwhelming and the financial recovery from a lawsuit is often necessary to cover these bills. Stark & Stark understands the importance of conducting a timely investigation into the cause of the injury so responsible parties can be identified and evidence preserved. Contact Us If you have a legal question you would like to discuss please fill out the contact form below and a member of Stark & Stark will respond. 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