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Handling Scar Injury Cases Effectively In New Jersey

| September 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are a large number of petitions for permanent partial disability benefits filed each year in New Jersey for scars

The Limitations of Settlements in New Jersey Comp

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

This practitioner is often asked two questions regarding workers’ compensation settlements in New Jersey:  1) Can we settle out of

Can A Dependent Settle A Dependency Claim By Section 20 And Then Sue The Uninsured Employer?

| August 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The case of Kaur v. Garden State Fuels, Inc., A-2135-17T1 (App. Div. April 12, 2019) presents some interesting legal issues. 

Maximizing Defense IMEs in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation

| August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

An independent medical examination can be requested at any reasonable time and place in the state for a variety of

Counsel Fees in Dependent Spouse Claims May Be Based On The Life Expectancy Of The Dependent Spouse, Not 450 Weeks

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

In an important reported decision, and one of first impression at the Appellate level, the Court in Collas v. Raritan

United Airlines Wins Important Appellate Decision Involving Jurisdiction

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are precious few reported decisions dealing with the jurisdictional requirements for bringing a claim petition in New Jersey when

Governor Signs New Public Safety Workers’ Compensation Laws Which Will Pose Fiscal And Legal Challenges for New Jersey Public Entities

| July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

On July 8, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed Senate No. 716 into law, a bill which makes sweeping changes to

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

| July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 1979, the New Jersey Legislature made sweeping changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act.  Among those was the creation of

Petitioner Failed To Show Her Worsened Disability On Reopener Related Back to Her 1999 Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident with Sprint PCS

| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Reopener petitions abound in New Jersey, but seldom does an injured worker seek on reopener to move an award of

Appellate Division Affirms Decision of Judge of Compensation Finding That The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority Did Not Need To Reconstruct Petitioner’s Wage in Award of One Third of Permanent Partial Disability

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Reconstruction of Wages is an issue in many New Jersey workers’ compensation matters.  In a case handled by Capehart Scatchard