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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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New Jersey May Start Cracking Down on Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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Each year in New Jersey, about 147,000 workers are injured on the job, and nearly 35,000 of these employees file for workers’ compensation benefits. However, according to a recent study conducted by the Office of the State Comptroller, the New Jersey workers’ compensation system is not running very efficiently. The idea behind the workers’ compensation […]

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New Jersey Supreme Court Addresses the State’s “Made-Whole” Doctrine

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Earlier this month the state’s high court issued a written opinion in a New Jersey workers’ compensation subrogation case. The case arose after a dispute between an employer and their insurance company after an employee recovered both workers’ compensation benefits as well as a personal injury settlement based on the same injuries. The Facts of […]