If I Am Injured At Work, Do I Have To Use The Company’s Doctors?
In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, if you are injured at work, you have the right to seek medical treatment for your injuries. However, the specific requirements for medical treatment vary between the two states. As an initial matter, whenever you are involved in a workplace accident or injured at your place of employment, it is […]
If I Am Injured At Work, Should I Report It To My Employer? If I Do, What Do I Do If My Employer Ignores My Injury?
New Jersey and Pennsylvania have a workers compensation system in place which is designed to provide benefits/compensation to employees who are injured on the job. However, to utilize the system if you are injured at work, certain procedures need to be followed and the failure to do so could negatively impact your ability to receive […]
When Will My Case Settle
One of the most difficult questions we are asked is, “When will my case settle?” Unfortunately, there is no easy answer, and no two cases are the same. From the client’s perspective, any length of time seems too long, no matter how reasonable the client may be. Clients may have any number of reasons they […]
Medical Records in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claims
Those who suffer injuries or develop an illness in the workplace may file a claim under New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation laws. The law allows injured or sick workers, or their beneficiaries, to use benefits for medical treatment, income replacement, new job training, long-term disability benefits, and reasonable funeral expenses. Securing these benefits requires the injured […]
I’ve Been Injured In An Accident, What Is My Case Worth?
This is often the first question clients ask personal injury attorneys. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to answer because there are many factors that go into that determination. There is no specific mechanism or formula to determine the value of a personal injury claim because every case is different. Depending on who is looking at the […]
Speed Limiters on Trucks Can Reduce Camden County Accidents
Installing speed limiters on trucks is not a new concept, but advocates are pushing for them once again. Limiters could have been installed over a decade ago, but no action was taken for various reasons. In the meantime, Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington Counties continued to experience truck accidents that could have been prevented. In 1995 […]
New Jersey Issues Stop-Work Orders to Prevent Injury, Exploitation
In 2019, New Jersey changed its labor laws to make it easier for the state’s Department of Labor to crack down on unsafe work conditions and unfair treatment of workers. Since then, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development has issued seventy-one stop-work orders. Most of the orders issued to date went to construction companies. […]
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Involved In An Automobile Accident?
What you do immediately following an automobile accident may significantly affect your chance of receiving compensation for injuries suffered in that accident. After ensuring your own well-being, the most important things you can do involve memorializing the accident and the scene to the greatest extent possible. Even if the other party is clearly at fault, […]
New Jersey State Police Employee Dies In Car Crash While Driving to Work
On February 23, 2018, Renee Wright was on her way to work at the New Jersey State Police when she was killed in a car crash. A 17-year-old driver struck Wright’s Hyundai after failing to yield to traffic. The impact of the collision caused Wright’s vehicle to spin. The Hyundai was then hit by another […]
What Are a Family’s Options Following a Fatal Workplace Accident?
Losing a loved one in a workplace accident is always a tough time for any family. However, thousands of families are confronted with this very reality every year. While nothing can bring back a loved one from a tragic accident, grieving families may be able to get help. Hiring an attorney can help ensure they […]