Fair or Foul? Dispelling 5 Common Myths of Slip and Fall Litigation

Oct 17, 2019
Have you been injured in a slip and fall scenario in the Cherry Hill area? The legal precedents governing these cases are fact-specific and somewhat nuanced. This, understandably, results in a considerable amount of misinformation floating around the general public regarding why and how these matters are settled. Here’s a...

What About Parking Lot Slip and Falls?

Oct 03, 2019
Under New Jersey law, workers have workers’ compensation claims for injuries that occur while they are on the job. Depending on the nature of the job, this may mean that they are at a physical place of employment (such as a factory or office) or that they are traveling around...

Are Voluntary Offers Still Logical in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation?

Sep 26, 2019
Virtually all New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys are now aware of the statutory change implemented in 2018 regarding voluntary offers or bona fide offers of permanency. The new statute amended the prior 1927 law that permitted employers to extend voluntary offers as long as they complied with specified time caps...

Four Important Steps To Take After Your Slip and Fall Injury

Sep 12, 2019
It can be difficult to think clearly about protecting your rights in the aftermath of a serious accident. You may be more concerned about treating the injuries that you experienced, worried about when you will be able to return to work, or dealing with head injuries that make it difficult...

Understanding The Wollerman Rule in Slip and Fall Cases

Aug 28, 2019
In certain slip and fall scenarios, the specific cause of the incident is obvious and easy to prove based on readily available circumstantial evidence. For example, the injured party slipped on an overlooked puddle of spilled cleaning soap that left a sudsy residue on their shoes or the plaintiff tumbled...

How Do I Know If My Injury Is Due to WEAR and TEAR at Work?

Aug 14, 2019
At Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, our attorneys have a great deal of experience working with employees who are suffering from WEAR and TEAR injuries. These are the types of injuries that develop gradually and insidiously over time, slowly robbing workers of their mobility and ability to perform the daily functions...

Are Mental Health Claims Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

Jul 31, 2019
When most of us think about getting hurt at work, we imagine stubbing our toes on a step, falling and breaking a limb, or lifting something too heavy and throwing out our backs. We rarely think about the possibility of injuries that are more emotional or mental than physical. This...

How Does New Jersey’s Recent Supplemental Benefit Statute Impact Me?

Jul 17, 2019
On June 17, 2019 Governor Philip Murphy signed Senate Bill No. 1967, which provides “supplemental benefits” to public safety workers and their families who are entitled to workers’ compensation. The new law provides a much-needed cost of living adjustment in workers compensation death benefits for the surviving dependents of public...

Top Five Safe Boating Practices

Jul 03, 2019
What Are the Top Five Safe Boating Practices? While you may not need a license to operate a boat, boating involves many of the same risks and responsibilities as getting behind the wheel on the road. Boat operators who cause accidents can be held liable for the consequences of their...

Light Duty Work in a Workers’ Compensation Case

Jun 26, 2019
What Is Light Duty Work in a Workers’ Compensation Case? When you experience an injury or accident on the job, your injury may require that you take time off in order to recover. Depending on the severity of the injury, it may be obvious that you are unable to work...