Video – Workers Compensation Attorneys Trenton and Bensalem

Work related injuries have always and will always occur. An injured worker may often have one of two (or both) avenues to financial compensation depending on the cause and location of the injury: a workers compensation claim and/or a personal injury claim. It is important to note that the two are not mutually exclusive, and while you usually can not sue your own employer if you are injured while working, injury victims are allowed to file personal injury claims against other negligent third parties.

There are however significant differences between the two types of injury claims, namely the requirements to secure compensation, and the type and amount of compensation that can be secured.

Since 1972 our attorneys at  Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson, have worked handling workers’ compensation claims that involve third party personal injury claims across Mercer County New Jersey and Bucks Count Pennsylvania as well as surrounding communities. Our firm works to guide you through the legal process using our experience and skill while keeping you informed every step of the way. Our firm goal has always been to help you obtain maximum compensation for your losses. Contact us online or by phone at (609) 528-2596 in New Jersey or (215) 337-4915 in Pennsylvania.

No Fault Necessary in a Mercer County Workers’ Compensation Case

Any employee injured on the job is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, with some very limited exceptions. Workers’ compensation does not require specific fault or negligence. You do not have the obligation to prove that your employer or your co-workers did anything wrong in order for you to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Even if your own negligence caused your injury, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

Fault is necessary in a Personal Injury Case Bucks County Personal Injury Attorneys

In all personal injury cases fault is a necessary and critical element.  In the absence of clear fault due to recklessness or negligence there can be no personal injury restitution.  In short, you must be injured, and that injury must be proven to be due to the negligence of another party for any successful personal injury claim.

Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Requirements

Though they very similar there are several significant legal differences between workers compensation and personal injury claims.

The most important difference between personal injury and worker’s compensation is that personal injury claims are based on fault and workers’ compensation cases are not.

Bucks County Attorney Discusses Workers Compensation

If you got injured on the job it doesn’t matter whose fault it was, call us we will be able to get your recovery if you’ve been injured on the job.  Time can borrow your ability to recover you don’t have to worry about bringing a workers compensation claim; your boss can’t fire you, can’t punish you.

We have a Labor Department that will protect you from anything that your employer might try to do by way of retaliation. We know your rights beyond workers compensation you have limited rights against your employer but you have much greater rights if there’s another party involved that caused your injury, we’ll take care of you, you’re an American worker we serve people.

Contact Our Lawrence Worker’ Compensation & Personal Injury Attorneys Today

The Law Office of Kamensky, Cohen & Riechelson has, since 1972, helped many clients across Trenton, Hamilton, Princeton, Lawrence, and the greater Mercer County area as well as Bucks County Pennsylvania and surrounding communities, to recover compensation from all kinds of work related and personal injuries.

Over the course of 40+ years we have built a reputation as tenacious and skilled litigators who don’t accept settlements that are not everything our clients deserve. Our personal injury team is lead by a New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney who has also been selected for inclusion in the NJ Super Lawyers list as it relates to personal injury law, a truly elite distinction. Please contact us online or by phone at (609) 528-2596 in New Jersey or (215) 337-4915 in Pennsylvania for a free and confidential discussion about your case.

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson Seeks Parties for Class Action Against Tullytown PA Landfill

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson recently sent out letters to residents across Florence NJ and highlighted the problems posed by a landfill in Tullytown, Pennsylvania.

The Florence residents, who are subject to noxious odors and fumes from a landfill which is situated across the Delaware River, have been invited to join a class-action lawsuit. According to KCR partner Kevin Riechelson, the firm hopes to garner as large a class as possible because “it’s pretty much impossible for anyone to do it on an individual basis.”

Residents in Florence have been complaining to Waste Management, the company that owns the landfill, for some time about the strong odors coming from the site. Residents have also been calling government hotlines to voice their concerns.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection finally responded to the complaints last month by opening an investigation into the landfill.

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson, which has offices in Trenton NJ and Bensalem PA, has partnered with Liddle & Dubin, a law firm based out of Detroit MI which specializes in these kinds of environmental class actions.
Both firms have taken the initiative to help affected parties take legal action against the owners and operators of the Tullytown landfill.

The lawsuit aims to secure compensation for residents who have been forced to endure the noxious odors. Beyond that, KCR hopes that the class action will result in an injunction being issued so that Waste Management will be required to clean up the landfill and take measures needed to prevent the offensive odors from carrying across the river.

Join the Class Action

For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Class-Action Stench: N.J. Residents Build Case Against Smell from Pa. Landfill.”

Class Action Against Tullytown Landfill

The partners of Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson have teamed up with a Detroit law firm to investigate pursuing a class action lawsuit against the Tullytown Landfill for noxious odors that are affecting surrounding communities. The noxious odors are also substantially diminishing the residents’ enjoyment of their homes.

We are focusing on residents in Roebling and Florence, New Jersey. We are also focusing on residents in Levittown, Pennsylvania. Depending upon the response from these areas, the lawsuit may expand to some additional townships.

If you, or anyone you know, has been affected by the odors from the Tullytown Landfill, you are entitled to join the lawsuit against them.

Join the Class Action

Police Investigate Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident in Bensalem, PA

Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate a fatal accident on I-95 near Bensalem that killed a New Jersey woman.

The investigation is a top priority for police. As a result, authorities are searching for the driver of a late 1990s or early 2000s black sedan they believe caused the fatal accident.

While police conducted the investigation earlier this week, drivers along I-95 were subject to lengthy delays.

The victim was a 44-year-old mother of three from New Jersey. According to authorities, she had just dropped off her daughter and granddaughter at their home in Bensalem, PA. She then got onto the highway in order to beat the rush hour traffic.

Police said that the victim was talking to her husband on speakerphone while she drove her 2013 Jeep Liberty back to New Jersey. She apparently told her husband that a hostile driver had intentionally served toward her when she tried to merge onto I-95. The fatal accident occurred a short time later.

According to witnesses, another vehicle cut off the victim’s Jeep and then slammed on the brakes.

Tragically, the victim lost control of her Jeep after being forced to suddenly decelerate. The Jeep went airborne and rolled over a number of times.

The Jeep reportedly continued to drive south on I-95 after the accident.

Meanwhile, the victim suffered catastrophic head injuries as a result of the accident. She was taken to Aria Health’s Torresdale campus in Philadelphia, where she died a short time later.

Although PA State Police are investigating the accident, they have not yet identified a suspect. That’s because the accident occurred at the beginning of rush hour, meaning that there weren’t many witnesses.

So far, the few witnesses to come forward have only been able to provide a generic description of the vehicle. Police are urging other individuals who witnessed the accident or its aftermath to please come forward with information.

If the suspect is eventually identified and apprehended, they could face a number of very serious criminal charges, including Vehicular Homicide and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

For additional information, see the TheIntelligencer.com article entitled “Cops: Finding Car in Deadly Bensalem Crash is a Top Priority.”

Cohen and Riechelson Present Seminar on NJ & PA Automobile Laws

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson Partners Philip Cohen and Kevin Riechelson have been invited to present a Continuing Legal Education seminar for the Gloucester County Legal Education Association (GCLEA), an approved provider of NJ & PA CLE credits. The presentation, titled “A Comparison Between PA & NJ Automobile Law,” will take place on November 22nd as part of Gloucester County’s all-day Legal Seminar. Phil and Kevin have previously presented this seminar to members of both Mercer County (NJ) and Bucks County (PA) Bar Association members.

The Partners’ in-depth knowledge and experience regarding the issues surrounding New Jersey and Pennsylvania automobile accidents, auto insurance, and medical injury treatment involving auto accidents means that KCR has a distinct advantage in assisting clients who need to make decisions on how, when, and where to file their auto accident injury claims.