Springtime Accidents Are All Too Common in New Jersey

May 23, 2017
Springtime in New Jersey means unpredictable weather, wet roadways, spring cleaning, and the light at the end of the tunnel that is the New Jersey winter. The transition from winter to spring months can pose some unique hazards, however, both on the road and around the house. Here at Petro...

The Independent Medical Examination and How to Approach It

May 17, 2017
If you were injured while on the job, you may already know that your employer/workers’ comp insurance company will pay for your medical treatment incurred as a result of your workplace injury. However, if the insurance company begins to feel that your medical treatment may be excessive in duration, or...

WEAR and TEAR™ Injury Versus Acute Injury

Apr 19, 2017
In order for a workplace injury to be compensable under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law, it does not have to be a sudden, acute injury. In other words, an injury does not have to occur in a sudden workplace accident in order for you to receive workers’ compensation benefits. There...

Five Tips for Preventing WEAR and TEAR™ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Mar 30, 2017
Almost all jobs involve some sort of repetitive movements. WEAR and TEAR™ injuries can occur in a number of different work settings, including the following: Sitting at the computer all day typing, driving a truck with constant shifting, construction work, and so much more. One common WEAR and TEAR™ injury...

When Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Intersect

Feb 23, 2017
New Jersey’s workers’ compensation system is multipurpose in that it aims to provide protection to employees injured on the job, while at the same time protecting employers from litigation resulting from every workplace injury. So, what does this really mean? It means that almost all employers must obtain and pay...