Lisa Pezzano Mickey was born and raised on Long Island, New York. In 1988, she graduated from Villanova University and thereafter received her law degree, with honors, from George Washington Law School in 1991.
She first began practicing law for a non-profit organization in Newark, New Jersey. She thereafter became the senior associate in a prominent Central New Jersey law firm, where she represented several different insurance carriers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. In 2001, she opened her own practice in Central New Jersey, until founding the partnership of Pezzano Mickey & Bornstein in 2012.
As the daughter of a New York City police officer and stay-at-home Mom turned real estate agent, Lisa grew up with an extended family which includes electricians, stone-cutters, carpenters, baggage handlers, and office workers.
Her grandmother had to work the midnight shift to support her four children after the untimely death of her grandfather, instilling a strong work ethic in her family. Through these examples, Lisa developed great respect for hard-working Americans whose toil and sweat built this great country. It is thus fitting that she now represents injured workers, and has dedicated herself to helping them obtain the justice they deserve.
Employee's Guide to New Jersey Workers' Compensation Law: Protect Your Rights When Injured At Work
The N.J. Workers’ Compensation Act provides injured employees with three types of benefits: (1) medical treatment related to the work injury; (2) temporary disability benefits of up to 70% of wages while out of work under the care of a doctor; and (3) an award of permanent partial or total disability benefits if there is objective evidence of a permanent loss of function.
This handbook provides an in-depth information about the workers’ issues in New Jersey, what compensations are offered in case they get injured at work, and what are their rights. At the end of the book, a few frequently asked questions and their answers are shared with the readers to help them understand their case. Moreover, this book also informs N.J workers that they have full right to hire a legal representative in order to get fairly compensated for the injuries sustained at work.