How to Avoid Warm Weather Driving Hazards

May 23, 2019
The summer season is almost here, and in New Jersey that means warm weather and trips to Ocean City and the Jersey Shore. However, the summer months bring an increase in traffic congestion in certain areas as well, and hurricane season will soon begin in earnest. When you buckle up...

Understanding Permanent Partial Disability

May 10, 2019
Most employees who are injured on the job suffer from temporary injuries that keep them out of work during the process of recovery and repair.  An employee may need time to recover from a surgery or may need physical therapy before being able to return to work.  In these types...

Serious Personal Injury Affects Everyone

Apr 25, 2019
At Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, we know serious personal injury can devastate your life. Your first priority should be healing from your injury, not worrying about your medical bills, when you will be able to get back to work, and keeping up with other bills. Whether you have been involved...

Handling a Slip-and-Fall on Government Property

Apr 03, 2019
If you experience a slip-and-fall on government-owned property, can the government be held liable for your injuries and associated damages? The short answer is yes – but there’s an important caveat: only if the government entity exhibited negligence in its maintenance of the property. It is also important to keep...

Three Ways to Reduce Slip and Fall Injuries

Mar 20, 2019
Slips and falls are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries in New Jersey. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, 17 percent of all disabling accidents in the work environment are the results of falling on the job. Slips and falls can result in a wide range...

Independent Medical Examinations for Wear and Tear Injuries

Feb 28, 2019
One of the most difficult aspects of bringing a workers’ compensation claim for a WEAR and TEAR injury or a repetitive stress injury is establishing that your injury is the result of work you did on the job and not another activity you participated in or hobby you have. Frequently,...

Burn Injuries on the Job

Feb 20, 2019
In some workers’ compensation cases, determining the true cause of an injury can be difficult. The injury may have developed gradually over time, or it may be difficult to determine precisely what activity led to the injury. Burn injuries, by contrast, are usually not so complicated. Burns fall within the...