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  • By: Lisa J. Pezzano
  • Published: September 13, 2019

Temporary disability benefits are payable when the employee is out of work for seven consecutive days, although it often takes longer for the insurance carrier to administer the benefits. In other words, if you are sent back to work by your doctor in less than a week, you are not entitled to receive workers’ compensation lost wage benefits. Once seven…Read More

  • By: Lisa J. Pezzano
  • Published: March 27, 2019

The workers’ compensation system in New Jersey was designed to provide injured workers with prompt medical attention and wage replacement benefits when they are disabled due to a work injury. There is no need for an employee to prove that the employer committed negligence in order to collect benefits. As long as the injury occurred during the course of employment,…Read More

Understand When To Seek Compensation
  • By: Lisa J. Pezzano
  • Published: March 20, 2019

Under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act, you are entitled to receive medical, temporary, and sometimes permanent disability benefits after suffering a workplace injury. But how do you access these benefits? First off, it’s important to know that you don’t need to prove that your employer is at fault to collect benefits. Under the New Jersey law, any injury that… Read More

Don’t Risk Re-Injury By Returning To Work Too Soon
  • By: Lisa J. Pezzano
  • Published: March 20, 2019

This past January, Lisa J. Pezzano was invited to speak at the 2018 Advanced Workers’ Compensation Law Conference, sponsored by the New Jersey Council on Safety & Health (COSH). It was an honor for our firm to be represented at this event, which featured several prominent attorneys in the workers’ compensation arena. We are always grateful for the opportunity to… Read More

Dual Legal Expertise
  • By: Lisa J. Pezzano
  • Published: March 14, 2019

We’re not your average attorneys. For one thing, without her signature heels, Lisa is only 5 feet tall. Lisa is as cool as a cucumber, even under pressure. But the real difference is in how we tackle your case. We only handle two types of cases: personal injury and workers’ comp. Our background in these categories spans over 25 years,… Read More

Support For Volunteer Firefighters Injured In The Line Of Duty
  • By: Lisa J. Pezzano
  • Published: March 14, 2019

The New Jersey Supreme Court issued a ruling on February 19, 2019, which affects all volunteer firefighters in the state. Workers’ compensation claimants are entitled to receive temporary disability benefits equaling 70% of their gross average weekly wage, up to the state maximum, if they suffer a “lost wage” due to their injuries. New Jersey law provides that all volunteer… Read More

A Word From Frank Morelli: A Pillar For Justice
  • By: Lisa J. Pezzano
  • Published: March 14, 2019

Throughout his legal career, Frank Morelli earned a reputation as being a fair but tough enforcer of justice. After serving as a fighter pilot in the Air Force, Frank made good on a pact he’d formed with a couple friends and used his GI Bill to attend Seton Hall Law School. From there, Frank built a legal career spanning more… Read More

The History Of The Opioid Crisis
  • By: Lisa J. Pezzano
  • Published: September 28, 2018

I recently read the book “Dreamland” by Sam Quinones, an investigative reporter who tracked the roots of the opioid crisis in America. I was interested in the subject because I have unfortunately seen several of my clients develop devastating addictions due to pain caused by work injuries. The title of the book comes from the town of Portsmouth, Ohio, where residents flocked to a huge… Read More

Our Legislative Efforts To Improve The Workers’ Compensation Act: Attorney Lisa Fights for Disabled Workers
  • By: Lisa J. Pezzano
  • Published: June 15, 2018

Our team is passionate about getting clients the compensation they need. Recently, attorney Lisa J. Pezzano testified before the New Jersey Labor Committee on the topic of workers’ compensation permanent disability benefits. Lisa shares the story of one of her clients and explains why this bill is so important to New Jersey citizens. I had the pleasure of testifying recently… Read More

Freedom Of Choice In The Workers’ Compensation Arena
  • By: Lisa J. Pezzano
  • Published: June 15, 2018

With the celebration of Independence Day, our thoughts often turn to our love of country and the precious gift of freedom that we have here in America. Every freedom has its limits, of course. The classic example of a limit on the First Amendment is that we cannot yell “Fire!” in a crowded theater. In the arena of New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law, injured workers… Read More

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