With summer in full-swing, record heat waves continue to make headlines across the country. For employers whose employees work primarily outside, there is always the possibility that an employee may suffer a heat-related illness or heat stroke while on the job.
Articles Discussing New Jersey Workers' Compensation Claims.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE EVALUATING PHYSICIAN FEE UNDER THE NEW JERSEY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT HAS INCREASED FROM $600 TO $1,000
NEW JERSEY’S DUAL EMPLOYMENT CONCEPT ALLOWS THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT TO FIND THAT MORE THAN ONE ENTITY IS AN EMPLOYER.
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that an employer and its workers’ compensation carrier must reimburse an injured worker for his medical marijuana expenses. Hager v. M&K Construction, 2021 N.J. LEXIS 332 (N.J. April 13, 2021).
Hager suffered a back injury in a work-related accident in 2001. He underwent surgeries
On September 14, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Senate Bill (SB) 2380 into law. SB 2380 creates a rebuttable presumption of workers’ compensation coverage for COVID-19 cases contracted by “essential employees” during a public health emergency declared by an executive order of the governor. The law is effective
Under Workers’ Compensation Law Section 15(3), if a claimant has a permanent impairment to a non-schedule site, then the claimant is compensated for his or her actual loss of wage earning capacity (LWEC) caused by the disability. This stage in workers’ compensation litigation is known as classification. During the LWEC