Top Career Fields Prone to Wear and Tear Injuries

Sep 23, 2017
Many of New Jersey’s injured workers incorrectly assume that in order to file a workers’ comp claim, the work-related injury must be sudden and acute. Unfortunately, too many employers and insurance companies take few steps, if any, to correct this common misconception. The truth is that under New Jersey’s workers’...

Truck Driver Injuries Shift Into High Gear

Sep 14, 2017
Most Americans naturally consider some jobs to be hazardous. For example, we recognize that police officers face daily risks. Many cringe at the vocational dangers faced by workers who calmly scale tall radio towers or make nimble moves on steel girders suspended high in the sky. We don’t think too...

Three Common Issues Facing New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Patients

Aug 02, 2017
Employees injured on the job face many challenges in the days, months, and even years following their accidents. The unfortunate reality is that many injured workers experience physical pain, financial stress, and strained relationships with employers and workers’ compensation insurance companies. At Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, we have seen firsthand...

Common Repetitive Motion Injuries Affecting the Spine and Back

Jul 25, 2017
Working individuals may suffer common repetitive motion injuries, also known as WEAR and TEAR™ injuries, in many different work settings. The category of WEAR and TEAR™ injuries includes injuries to one or multiple body parts. As the name suggests, WEAR and TEAR™ symptoms develop from the accumulation of repeated stresses...

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation if I Work From Home?

Jun 24, 2017
In today’s global economy, a growing number of employees telecommute and otherwise work from home. And, while it seems like a home office or other type of home work area may be a very safe, injury-free environment, employees do suffer work-related accidents that result in injuries. The question for many...

Employer Defenses Against Workers’ Comp Claims

Jun 14, 2017
New Jersey’s workers’ comp system is considered “no fault,” meaning that workers injured on the job do not need to prove that their employers were in any way negligent or at fault in order to bring workers’ comp claims. In other words, injured employees do not have to meet a...

Am I entitled to workers’ comp benefits the day I start work?

Jun 01, 2017
An unfortunate reality is that workers often get injured while on the job; sometimes, employees sustain work-related injuries while employed at a place for a very short period of time. Many employees often wonder if they are entitled to workers’ comp benefits if they are fresh on the job and/or...