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Stacking Injuries to Multiple Body Parts Resulting From The Same Accident and The Impact on Reopeners and New Accidents

By on July 11, 2019 in Awards with 0 Comments

In 1979, the New Jersey Legislature made sweeping changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act.  Among those was the creation of a sliding scale on the Schedule of Disabilities found in N.J.S.A. 34:15-12c.  The legislative intent was to award greater compensation to the more seriously injured worker.  To accomplish this intent, the pertinent language in Section […]

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New Jersey Legislature Passes Supplemental Benefit for Certain Public Employees or Dependents of Those Employees

By on March 7, 2019 in Benefits with 0 Comments

On February 25, 2019, the New Jersey Legislature voted to send to the Governor’s desk Senate Bill No. 1967.  The Senate passed the bill on October 29, 2018 and the General Assembly passed it on February 25, 2019. The Governor is expected to sign the bill shortly. The original bill was intended to provide a […]

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