Petrillo & Goldberg Law Blog

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 […]

Workers’ compensation claims of wear and tear injury

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If you suffer an injury in the workplace, a resulting illnesses may develop over a period of several years. Many injuries that occur in the office or at a construction site can be described as wear and tear, and thus, represent a gradual kind of injury. If you’ve suffered a wear and tear injury, you […]

Workers’ compensation fraud by two South Jersey companies

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According to authorities, a recycling company in South Jersey engaged in a conspiracy with an insurance agency to give false information to a workers’ compensation carrier in order to achieve reduced premiums on workers’ compensation insurance. New Jersey Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman made an announcement in February of this year that Supreme Asset […]

Woman dies in collision, is then struck in a hit-and-run

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According to 6abc.com, a woman named Annabel Aponte of Glassboro, New Jersey, was involved in a car accident, and then was struck by another vehicle in a hit-and-run. Initially, it was believed that the 32-year-old woman survived crashing into a tree in Deptford, New Jersey, and was then killed when a car hit her as […]

Collision between New Jersey Transit River Line train and car causes injury

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In Riverton, New Jersey, four people suffered injuries following a collision between a NJ Transit River LINE train and a vehicle. The accident occurred on the morning of Thursday, May 5, at around 10:30 a.m. in the vicinity of the intersection of Main and Broad streets. According to Action News, the River LINE had reduced […]

Hit-and-run driver strikes and kills 16-year-old student

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According to police, the driver of a car belonging to a woman’s niece hit and killed a teenager along a road in South Jersey on the night of March 29. The driver then fled the scene of the accident. The motorist, who is 40 years old, struck a 16-year-old student of Pennsauken High School. The […]

Lack of workers’ compensation benefits for Uber drivers in New Jersey

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As an Uber driver in New Jersey, you may have a significant amount of flexibility in terms of the number of hours you work, and the ability to earn extra income, but if you are involved in an accident, you may not be covered under the workers’ compensation laws of New Jersey. Uber requires its […]