Willful Misconduct by Employees

Dec 06, 2019
Every job comes with inherent risks for employees. Whether it’s the risk of cutting oneself as a nurse, falling on a construction job, or straining back muscles from lifting heavy items, your work can take its toll on your body. The workers’ compensation system was developed to address these risks...

Are You Entitled to Permanent Partial Disability?

Oct 30, 2019
If you are injured in the workplace or develop an employment-related medical ailment, the New Jersey workers’ compensation statute can assist you by paying for your medical treatments and paying 70% of your wages while out of work during the recovery process. Many injured workers may not be aware that...

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...