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...

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Calculated

Jun 12, 2019
How Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Calculated in New Jersey? 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...

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...