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Owner of Pipe Yard Facility to Pay $10.6 Million Settlement to Truck Driver Whose Legs Were Amputated After They Were Crushed by A Heavy Pipe

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On December 24, 2013, Robert Ryder was delivering eight 5,000-pound pipes from Camden New jersey to the Dur-Bond pipe yard facility. While the pipes were being unloaded, with lift machine, one of the pipes dislodged, fell of the trailer bed, knocked Ryder down, and crushed his legs. The injury from the accident was so severe, […]

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Siding Contractor Pays $1.2 Million Settlement to Its Employee After Admitting Liability for the Worker’s Worksite Electrocution

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Electrocution occurs when a person is severely injured or killed by an electrical shock. The voltage of electricity that enters through a person’s body can cause long-lasting or permanent damage to organs and bodily functions. Common causes of electrocution include, contact with exposed wires, downed power lines, electric sockets, or overhead wires. Construction sites and […]

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School District to Pay $850,000 Settlement to Former Special-Education Teacher Diagnosed with Asbestos-Linked Cancer

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Mesothelioma is an aggressive malignant cancer in the thin layer of tissue called mesothelium, which covers many internal organs. Inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers causes mesothelioma, which lodge in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. Treatment for this form of cancer includes chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. However, many people die from the disease […]

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Workplace Accident Results in Death of Haverford Township Employee

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On June 22, 2020, Kenneth Berry, a Haverford Township employee was killed in a workplace accident. A lieutenant with the Haverford Township Police Department announced the death of the employee in a press release the following day of the incident. Berry, a long time mechanic, was at a township building working on a rear hopper […]

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Workers’ Compensation Issues Surrounding Seasonal Employment in New Jersey

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Workers’ compensation is a critical insurance program that provides employees with benefits if they suffer job-related injuries or illnesses. Under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law, all the state employers, that do not have coverage through federal programs, must have workers’ compensation coverage or obtain approval for self-insurance. The coverage provides injured workers with medical benefits, […]

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Petrillo & Goldberg obtains over $200,000 in compensation for South Jersey worker who suffered an on-the-job heart attack

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The workers’ compensation system is designed to provide employees who are injured on the job with monetary benefits to help them cover the medical expenses and lost wages related to their injury. However, many South Jersey workers’ compensation claims are contested by the employer or their workers’ compensation insurance carrier. This can make it challenging […]

An Update Regarding the New Jersey Court System Amidst The Coronavirus Pandemic

An Update Regarding the New Jersey Court System Amidst The Coronavirus Pandemic

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We at Petrillo and Goldberg hope that you and your family are as well as you can be under these very trying circumstances. Fortunately, as of August 2020, NJ is fairing well as far as the current state of the Coronavirus amongst our population. That said, we are certainly remaining vigilant for the protection of […]

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How the “Going and Coming” Rule Can Impact Workers’ Compensation Eligibility

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Under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation rule, an employee who suffers injuries or becomes ill because of their work may be entitled to compensation benefits. Workers compensation generally provides coverage for necessary medical treatment and lost wages. The law provides coverage when the injury victim is an employee, their employee carries workers’ compensation insurance, the employee […]