Petrillo & Goldberg Law Blog

Does the Verbal Threshold Mean I Cannot Sue?

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New Jersey.A “verbal threshold” refers to a legal requirement in some states, including New Jersey, that an injured person must meet certain criteria to be eligible to sue for non-economic damages (e.g., such as pain and suffering) in a personal injury lawsuit. States that have enacted verbal threshold-type legislation did so in order to give […]

Will My Case Go To Court?

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Going to Court Versus Going to Trial.Clients often ask if their case will go to court. What they really mean to ask is if their case will go to trial. A personal injury case may go to court, meaning enter the court system by the initiation of a lawsuit with the filing of a complaint, […]

The Driver That Hit Me Is Uninsured or Underinsured

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UNINSURED MOTORIST (“UM”) AND UNDERINSURED MOTORIST (“UIM”) COVERAGES IN GENERAL.  If you were injured in a car accident in New Jersey or Pennsylvania and the other driver was uninsured or underinsured, you may be wondering how you will be compensated for your injuries, property damage, and/or any resulting losses. You may learn at the accident […]

WHO PAYS MY MEDICAL BILLS?

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After being injured in an accident, the question of who pays your medical bills will arise. Who pays will vary depending on the type of accident you were involved in. CAR ACCIDENT In a car accident case, there are several variables that come into play in determining who will pay your medical expenses. Most of […]

I Was Involved in a Hit and Run Accident, What Should I Do?

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Automobile accidents can have dramatic, life-altering consequences. Automobile accidents are upsetting enough, but a hit & run accident only serves to exacerbate things. You are left with your car and damage while the other driver left the scene – a crime virtually everywhere – wondering what to do, seemingly without recourse. You are not, however […]

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If I Am Injured At Work, Do I Have To Use The Company’s Doctors?

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In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, if you are injured at work, you have the right to seek medical treatment for your injuries. However, the specific requirements for medical treatment vary between the two states. As an initial matter, whenever you are involved in a workplace accident or injured at your place of employment, it is […]

Workers’ compensation benefits are just one of the rights that a New Jersey bill seeks to protect for temporary and contract workers.

New Jersey Legislature Continues Battle Over Temp Workers’ Rights

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Employees in New Jersey have the right to file for workers’ compensation if they’re injured on the job. Temporary and contract workers, however, often cannot access workers’ compensation benefits if they’re injured working alongside an employee in the same conditions.  Workers’ compensation benefits are just one of the rights that a New Jersey bill seeks […]

If I Am Injured At Work, Should I Report It To My Employer? If I Do, What Do I Do If My Employer Ignores My Injury?

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New Jersey and Pennsylvania have a workers’ compensation system in place which is designed to provide benefits/compensation to employees who are injured on the job. However, to utilize the system if you are injured at work, certain procedures need to be followed and the failure to do so could negatively impact your ability to receive […]

When Will My Case Settle

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One of the most difficult questions we are asked is, “When will my case settle?” Unfortunately, there is no easy answer, and no two cases are the same. From the client’s perspective, any length of time seems too long, no matter how reasonable the client may be. Clients may have any number of reasons they […]

While work injuries can occur in any occupation in Camden County, New Jersey, certain industries are known to have higher rates of fatal workplace accidents.

BLS Report Reveals Top Causes of Fatal Work Injuries in Camden County

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While work injuries can occur in any occupation in Camden County, New Jersey, certain industries are known to have higher rates of fatal workplace accidents. When a worker is killed on the job, their surviving family members have the right to pursue compensation for their death. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) […]