Petrillo & Goldberg Law Blog

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 […]

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New Jersey Supreme Court to decide no-fault medical payments limits

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Two related cases in which car accident victims seek medical costs beyond chosen personal injury protection (PIP) limits could impact future payouts for New Jersey accident victims based on the state’s no-fault auto insurance laws. The New Jersey Supreme Court last October heard oral arguments in a combined case in which accident victims were seeking […]

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Judge rules employer does not have to permit employee’s marijuana use

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A federal judge ruled a Bridgeton glass factory can indefinitely suspend a worker because he uses medical marijuana. The worker, Daniel Cotto Jr., sued Ardagh Glass after the employer did not allow him to return to his job as a forklift operator after a workplace accident in November of 2016. Court documents show Cotto hit […]

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How to find the best personal injury lawyer in Camden, New Jersey

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If you have suffered an injury through no fault of your own, having experienced legal representation is essential as you try to recover and get your life back in order. Picking the right personal injury lawyer can make all the difference in receiving the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering […]

Statute of limitations for filing occupational disease claims

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In New Jersey, there are time restrictions for filing occupational disease claims. A plaintiff must file a workers’ compensation claim regarding an occupational disease within two years from the date on which the plaintiff first discovered the disability and its connection to the employment. This was the issue in the case of Pulejo v. Middlesex […]

How to report your work injury in New Jersey

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If you were engaged in an activity that caused you to suffer an injury in the workplace, it is important to inform the employer of all the facts in your report of the injury. If you were merely walking at work and felt a pain in your back, in all likelihood, you will not be […]

Application of workers’ compensation lien to medicals of plaintiff with PIP coverage

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Since a decision was rendered in the case of Dever v. New Jersey Mfrs. Ins. Co., plaintiffs’ counsel have been contending that defendants do not have a legal claim on medical expenses paid in workers’ compensation from a job-related motor vehicle accident in which the plaintiff had PIP coverage, or personal injury protection. However, courts […]

No second opinion under New Jersey workers’ compensation law

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If you suffer an injury at work, in most instances, you will have coverage provided by the workers’ compensation insurance policy that is financed by your employer. In addition, you are usually required to consult a doctor chosen by the insurance company to evaluate your condition and provide treatment. And, in New Jersey, if you […]