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Delay By Worker Does Not Give Rise To Legal Malpractice

A Court has held that if an injured worker fails to act in a timely fashion and retain counsel, the law firm ultimately retained cannot be held responsible for not filing a claim in a timely fashion. While a law firm has several responsibilities including: careful investigation of a claim, formulation of a legal strategy, filing of the appropriate papers, and maintenance of communication with a client, the firm cannot be held responsible for the delay incurred by the injured worker.
Millar v Del Sardo, et al., Docket No. A-4386-10T1 (NJ App Div 2012)

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