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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

Veterans Administration/Tricare Subrogation Rights – Issues in Workers’ Compensation Practice Requiring a Proactive Approach

| June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

By:  Alfred Vitarelli, Esq., Shareholder, Stark & Stark Yes, it’s me again with yet another nightmare-inducing minefield to trap the

Shoulder Injury Arising From Altercation Between Co-Employees Held Compensable

| June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sometimes tensions flare up between employees resulting in physical altercations with unexpected consequences.  A case in point is Bhut v.

When May An Employer Or Carrier Accelerate Future Permanency Award Payments In A Lump Sum?

| June 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most workers’ compensation awards in New Jersey are settled with a percentage of disability paid over time in weekly installments. 

NJSEA Teamster Truck Driver Found Not To Be Special Employee Of Exhibitors At Izod Center

| May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

A cardinal rule in workers’ compensation is that an employee cannot sue his or her employer in civil court for

Petitioner Proved Work Exposures Materially Caused or Contributed To His Colorectal Cancer

| May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

It can be challenging to prove that a fairly common cancer occurring frequently in the general population is work related. 

Appellate Division Voids Penalty Assessed Against Borough for Late Payment of Award

| May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are few cases in the Division involving assessments of penalties against an employer for late payment of a settlement. 

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