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Workers’ Compensation Issues Surrounding Seasonal Employment in New Jersey

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Workers’ compensation is a critical insurance program that provides employees with benefits if they suffer job-related injuries or illnesses. Under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law, all the state employers, that do not have coverage through federal programs, must have workers’ compensation coverage or obtain approval for self-insurance. The coverage provides injured workers with medical benefits, […]

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Petrillo & Goldberg obtains over $200,000 in compensation for South Jersey worker who suffered an on-the-job heart attack

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The workers’ compensation system is designed to provide employees who are injured on the job with monetary benefits to help them cover the medical expenses and lost wages related to their injury. However, many South Jersey workers’ compensation claims are contested by the employer or their workers’ compensation insurance carrier. This can make it challenging […]

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How the “Going and Coming” Rule Can Impact Workers’ Compensation Eligibility

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Under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation rule, an employee who suffers injuries or becomes ill because of their work may be entitled to compensation benefits. Workers compensation generally provides coverage for necessary medical treatment and lost wages. The law provides coverage when the injury victim is an employee, their employee carries workers’ compensation insurance, the employee […]

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New Jersey May Start Cracking Down on Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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Each year in New Jersey, about 147,000 workers are injured on the job, and nearly 35,000 of these employees file for workers’ compensation benefits. However, according to a recent study conducted by the Office of the State Comptroller, the New Jersey workers’ compensation system is not running very efficiently. The idea behind the workers’ compensation […]

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New Jersey Supreme Court Addresses the State’s “Made-Whole” Doctrine

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Earlier this month the state’s high court issued a written opinion in a New Jersey workers’ compensation subrogation case. The case arose after a dispute between an employer and their insurance company after an employee recovered both workers’ compensation benefits as well as a personal injury settlement based on the same injuries. The Facts of […]

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Will COVID-19 Be the End of the Exclusive Remedy Provision of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law

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Workers’ compensation claims are intended to provide injured employees a quick way to obtain limited benefits after a workplace injury. There are several benefits to a workers’ compensation claim. For example, an injured worker does not need to prove that their employer was responsible for their injury. In fact, even those employees who are partially […]

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Employee That Filed A Workers’ Compensation Claim Awarded Legal Settlement for Retaliatory Treatment by Employer

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Workers’ compensation is a no-fault remedy for employees who suffer an injury or illness in the workplace or during the course of employment. Because the worker’s compensation process is the sole remedy to obtain compensation for work-related injuries and illnesses, employees have the right file a claim. Some employers may become upset or offended when […]

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Wrongful Termination While on Workers’ Compensation

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Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance that covers employees if they suffer an injury in the workplace or during the course of employment. The injury worker may file a workers’ compensation claim for the injury. If the claim is approved, he may receive medical benefits to cover medical expenses to treat the injury. He may […]

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What Lawmakers Can Do to Protect Employees Against COVID-19

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COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, changed every Americans’ life seemingly overnight. Initially, there were a few isolated cases in various cities across the country; however, New York and New Jersey quickly became two of the most affected “hot spots.” Indeed, New Jersey has the second highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, as well […]

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False Worker’s Compensation Claims Result in a Criminal Charge and Civil Liability

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In New Jersey, workers’ compensation is the sole remedy for employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. After the work incident, the injured worker must notify his employer about what happened. Once notified, the employer must submit the injury claim to his worker’s compensation insurance provider. If the employer has self-insurance to cover injuries to […]