You handled my case with such expertise and I will be forever grateful. The whole experience was professional, caring, and with great integrity. I never thought one person could go up against a mammoth corporation and win. Thanks to all of you it happened – and yes – Justice Prevailed. - Peg H.
What a thrill for me to end my career with you in the courtroom! I can’t tell you how happy and pleased I am with you as a lawyer and a person. The jury loved you, and recognized your talent, which is obvious from the verdict.
Continued good fortune to you and your family. - John M.
Founded in 1993 by attorneys Steven Petrillo and Scott Goldberg, Petrillo and Goldberg is a Pennsauken, N.J., significant personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm that primarily serves communities in South Jersey and the metropolitan Philadelphia area. We are a premier law firm in the region that helps those who have been seriously injured, serving as referral counsel to multiple area law firms.
Under the workers’ compensation law in New Jersey, an employee who has sustained an on-the-job injury must notify his or her employer or supervisor promptly. The law obligates the employer to pay for the injured employee’s authorized medical treatment, provide payment for lost time at work, and provide payment for subsequent ill effects of the injury if they are deemed to be permanent and result in lessened ability to function.
The employer’s insurance company is required to pay for the compensation mandated by law regardless of who was at fault for the employee’s injury. The employee has two years from the date of the injury to file a worker’s compensation claim or two years from the last date of any payment of workers’ compensation benefits by the employer.
The workers’ compensation claim process is not necessarily a smooth one and can be complex, particularly for those who are not familiar with it. For example, an employer may deny that the injury was sustained at work. In other cases, an employer may deny proper medical care or refuse to furnish adequate temporary disability while an injured employee is unable to work. Furthermore, employers invariably contest the nature and amount of partial disability benefits that a permanently injured employee is entitled to.
There are circumstances where an employee has suffered a work-related accident that would call for a lawsuit, but against a third party, not the employer.
For example, workers who must travel to conduct business for their employer and suffer an injury while at a site not owned by the employer may have a valid premises liability claim against the property owner of the other business who did not ensure a safe environment on his or her property in addition to their workers’ compensation claim.
Yet another example is where an employee suffers an injury at a worksite located on property that has been leased by his or her employer. In that case, the injured worker may have a premises liability claim against the property owner in addition to their workers’ compensation claim.
Workers who suffer on-the-job injuries, especially those whose injuries will result in permanent injury, need to be able to identify every potential liable party in order to maximize their potential recovery.
Whatever the specific circumstances behind a work-related injury, the injured party will benefit from the sound advice and help of our experienced workers’ compensation attorney at Petrillo and Goldberg. If you have been injured at work in South Jersey and metropolitan Philadelphia, we stand ready to be your work injury attorney through the workers’ compensation claim process and will help you obtain the benefits that you deserve.