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Appellate Division Bars Civil Claim by DPW Worker Who Planned to Leave Work Early But Was In A Car Accident on the Way Back to DPW Office To Fill Out Paperwork for Supervisor to Sign

| July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Victor Campos worked for the Department of Public Works for the City of Passaic.  On December 23, 2013, he was

Widow Loses Dependency Claim Based on Failure to Prove That Her Husband Was Exposed to Asbestos

| July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dennis Lomet worked for Lawes Coal Company from 1987 to 2012 when he died of lung cancer at the age

Appellate Division Reverses Substantial Award to Custodian Who Contended Five Years of Custodial Work Caused a Need for Bilateral Knee Replacements

| July 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Patrick Malone began working for the Pennsauken Board of Education in 2007 as a custodian.  He said he would sweep

Employer Has Lien Rights on High/Low Agreement In Medical Malpractice Case Arising From Workers’ Compensation Claim

| June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

In Marano v. Clifford J. Schob, M.D., A-33915-16T2 (App. Div. June 20, 2018), the Appellate Division held that New Jersey’s

The End of Voluntary Offers in New Jersey?

| June 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

On June 21, 2018 the New Jersey Assembly passed Senate 2145, which is a bill long lobbied for by counsel

Court Holds That Federal Law Trumps State Marijuana Law

| June 19, 2018 | 1 Comment

Twin Rivers Paper Company cannot be compelled to reimburse the costs of an injured worker’s medical marijuana because the federal

Accident Walking To Car Found Compensable In Application for Accidental Disability Pension

| June 18, 2018 | 1 Comment

New Jersey public employees who are unable to work due to work accidents may apply for generous accidental disability pensions,

Employer Did Not Violate FMLA in Firing Employee Recovering From Workers’ Comp Injury

| June 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Robert Stein worked for Atlas Industries.  He tore his meniscus at work and ten weeks into his recovery he saw

The Most Common Mistake In Permanency Assessments: Evaluating Medical Records, Not Individuals

| June 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

Assessing permanent disability is such a vital aspect of every formal workers’ compensation claim petition.  New Jersey is a loss

Why Prompt Reporting Policies Are Crucial Even If New Jersey’s Notice Statute Remains Weak

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The failure to report a claim in a timely manner generally leads to powerful defenses that help employers prevail in