Does NJ Have Treatment Guidelines for Workers’ Compensation Injuries?

Nov 15, 2017
While some states have specific treatment guidelines that healthcare providers must follow with regard to workers’ comp patients, New Jersey has no such publications. For example, New York requires all medical care providers to treat every existing and new workers’ comp injury in accordance with New York’s Medical Treatment Guidelines...

Three Critical Facts to Know About Filing for Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey

Oct 17, 2017
Filing for Workers’ Compensation Benefits in New Jersey Many employees in New Jersey know very little about the state’s workers’ compensation system and the availability of workers’ compensation benefits to employees injured on the job. Unfortunately, without a basic understanding of the system and the process, employees who suffer legitimate,...

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...