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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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Exceptions to the New Jersey Workers Compensation Laws Allows Employee to file a Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Employer

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Under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act, an employee’s exclusive remedy for a work-related injury or illness is to file a worker’s compensation claim. State law forfeited the option for employees to file personal injury lawsuits against employers when it enacted the workers’ compensation process. The worker’s compensation claims process also removes the option of […]

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Compensation for injuries in an industrial accident in New Jersey

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An industrial accident at a New Jersey processing plant killed a Philadelphia man. The accident highlights the dangers faced by employees who work at industrial sites. Emergency personnel, responding to a call at the Safeway Freezer Storage plant in Vineland in New Jersey, found Felipe Rodriguez, a 28-year-old worker, dead at the scene. First responders […]

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Impact of robots on Amazon’s injury rate

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Amazon is a leader in introducing robots into the workplace. The company claims robots speed up production and make human jobs easier and safer. However, interviews and other records suggest that Amazon employees are suffering more injuries and facilities in workplaces with robots. Reveal gathered internal injury records from 23 of Amazon’s 110 fulfillment centers […]

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Injured Benjamin Franklin Bridge Worker Case Not Actionable in Pennsylvania

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A workers’ compensation case involving a man who was injured while working as a painter on the Ben Franklin Bridge cannot be litigated in Pennsylvania, says Commonwealth Court panel. The man sustained injuries to his wrist after he fell while painting the bridge. Pennsylvania and New Jersey jointly own the bridge. Because the man was […]

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Application of New Jersey’s premises rule to injury on employer’s access driveway

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The premises rule applies when an employee seeks to recover workers’ compensation or when an employee attempts to file a suit for damages against their employer. If the employee is injured on the employer’s premises, they cannot file a suit for damages against the employer. Workers’ compensation is the injured employee’s only remedy against the […]

Petrillo and Goldberg attorneys named “Awesome Attorneys” by South Jersey magazine

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Attorneys Steven Petrillo and Scott Goldberg of Pennsauken, New Jersey law firm Petrillo and Goldberg have been named to South Jersey magazine’s list of “Awesome Attorneys” for 2018 in the Personal Injury Law category. This is a particularly high honor as it is based on the nominations and votes of South Jersey magazine readers. As […]

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Rights of workers injured by a fire or explosion

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Burn injuries are risks to employees, particularly those who work as firefighters, electricians, construction workers and cooks. A fire at a fireworks company in the Franklin Township in New Jersey injured an employee. Employees who suffer injuries in fires at work can recover under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law. The blaze occurred at Pyrotecnico, a […]

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Injured workers in rural area more likely to be given opioids, study says

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A study conducted by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found that workers from areas classified as rural or very rural were 25 percent more likely to be prescribed an opioid pain medication after a work injury. The study also showed that those in the construction and mining industries and those who are employed at smaller […]