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...

What Are the Top Five Safe Boating Practices?

Jul 03, 2019
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 negligence, and injured boaters deserve to be fully...

How Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Calculated in New Jersey?

Jun 12, 2019
One of the benefits of New Jersey’s workers’ compensation system is uniformity and consistency. Employees who apply for workers’ compensation benefits can refer to clear instructions for the calculation of their benefit payments, based on their current salary and the injury they experienced. While this uniformity does not allow employees...

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...