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Appellate Division Holds New Jersey Employer Must Reimburse Injured Worker for Cost of Medical Marijuana

| January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

This week the New Jersey Appellate Division decided Hager v. M&K Construction, A-0102-18T3 (App. Div. January 13, 2010).  The issues

Court Rules That Inability To Understand The English Language May Form the Basis For Total Disability Under The Odd-Lot Doctrine But Also Finds Petitioner’s Proofs To Be Lacking

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are few appellate division cases on the odd-lot doctrine in workers’ compensation, and there are next to none on

Jurisdictional Issue in Med Mal Decision In New Jersey May Presage Likely Dismissal of MCP Cases Arising from New York Injuries and New York Employment

| December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2020 we will likely get a published Appellate Division decision that resolves whether a medical provider can bring a

First NJ Workers Compensation Appellate Opinion On Opioid Use Is Approved For Publication

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The case of Martin v. Newark Public Schools was the subject of an earlier blog on October 7, 2019.  At

Avoiding Compensable Holiday Party Accidents

| December 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

We are in holiday season.  Many private and public entities have holiday parties this time of year, and inevitably there

Does An Employer Owe Temporary Disability Benefits When An Injured Worker Returns To A Second Job But Is Unable To Return To The Injury-Connected Job?

| November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Few scenarios generate more questions from clients than whether a carrier or third party administrator in New Jersey can cut

Notice to Carriers, TPAs and Joint Insurance Funds: Requirements of New Supplemental Benefits Law For Dependents of Public Safety Workers

| November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Effective June 17, 2019, N.J.S.A 34:15-95.6 became law in New Jersey.  This law applies to dependents of public safety workers,

Appellate Court Affirms Decision That Company’s “Fun Day” Was Not a Work Event

| November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Any decision from the Appellate Division on recreational or social activities is welcome precisely because there have been so few

Respondent’s Counsel’s Failure to Comply with Rules Governing Motions for Med and Temp Leads to Court Order in Favor of Petitioner

| November 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Motions for medical and temporary disability benefits are urgent matters that are treated as such by Judges of Compensation.  Because

Employee of Temp Agency Was Barred from Suing Client Company

| October 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

When individuals work for staffing agencies, interesting legal questions often arise.  In Uribe v. Quartz Master, A-4071-17T1 (App. Div. May