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Appellate Division Holds Employee Who Was Required To Report To Work During Snow Storm Was Covered During Commute Even Though He Was Reporting To Normal Work Site

| May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a rather unique unreported case, the Appellate Division recently held that a drive to the normal work site can

Police Officer Who Could Not Drive Failed In His Disability Discrimination Suit

| May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jeremy Christensen worked as a patrol officer for the Warner Robins Police Department in the State of Georgia.  He completed

Rules Regarding Future Payments Under Permanency Awards and Commutations

| April 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rules Regarding Future Payments Under Permanency Awards and Commutations

New Jersey adjusters sometimes ask why future benefits under an order approving settlement with a percentage of disability cannot be

Audience Quiz: Two New Jersey Comp Brain Teasers

| April 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

Audience Quiz:  Two New Jersey Comp Brain Teasers

Today’s blog contains two interesting workers’ compensation quizzes, which were asked at the April 19, 2018 Millennium Seminar in Mt.

Appellate Division Rejects Reopener of High Percentage Award

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

New Jersey employers like reopener claims about as much as homeowners like back-to-back blizzards.  The general view is that employers

Employer May Have Violated Both The ADA and FMLA Regarding Plaintiff’s Knee Injury Arising Out Of His Employment

| April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Skilled practitioners know they must keep an eye on potential employment litigation stemming from workers’ compensation claims.  The case of

The Anachronistic “Sole Cause” Defense of Intoxication and Unlawful Use of Controlled Dangerous Substances in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation

| March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

At least once a week this practitioner gets a call from an employer or adjuster asking whether New Jersey has

When Should a Judge Reconstruct An Employee’s Wages for Permanency Purposes?

| March 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

The concept of reconstructing wages for permanency awards pertains to part-time workers with serious injuries.  For example, consider an employee

Coverage During Drives to Job Sites Under New Jersey Law

| March 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

We all know the rules for coverage in New Jersey under the “premises rule,” the rule that replaced the former

The Importance of Subsequent Treatment Notes and Records in Workers’ Comp

| March 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Importance of Subsequent Treatment Notes and Records in Workers’ Comp

I have written many times about the fact that success for employers in workers’ compensation most often comes down to

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