One of attorney Justin Cohen’s recent trial victories was affirmed by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, in a written opinion issued last week. In its opinion in Frank Hodson v. C. Abbonizio Contractors, Inc., A-2083-14T3 (App. Div. May 2, 2016), the Division held that the Workers’ Compensation Judge’s finding that the injured worker was entitled to benefits because he and his witnesses were more credible was based on sufficient evidence in the record. They refused to reverse the Judge’s finding that the worker’s injury arose out of the course and scope of his work.
At trial, Justin presented and cross-examined multiple witnesses, including the injured worker and his coworkers. He also brought a board-certified orthopedic surgeon to court to convince the Judge that the injuries were causally related to the work accident. In addition to successfully completing the trial, Justin also handled the appellate briefing and oral argument. The entire appellate decision can be found here.
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Kotlar, the attorneys and staff are prepared to take every step to ensure that our clients receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled. This includes pretrial negotiations, trials and appellate work; whatever is necessary to obtain the best possible result. Contact our office at 856-751-7676 for a free consultation.