Effective January 1, 2019, the maximum temporary disability compensation benefit rate for New Jersey claims rises to $921.00 per week and the minimum rate is $246 per week. These rates take effect for new injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2019. Benefit rates in cases with dates of loss prior to January 1, 2019 do not get this higher rate – New Jersey does not have a cost of living increase for established claims. Continue reading New Jersey’s Maximum Benefit Rate Increase in Effect Now for New Claims
Attorneys Joe Jones and Greg Lois discuss the recovery of benefits issued by the workers’ compensation carrier from the proceeds of civil actions in New Jersey. This video is taken from the December 24, 2018 webinar provided by the Firm.
In a decision released December 4, 2018, a New Jersey appeals court ruled that a workers’ compensation carrier can sue the tortfeasor in an auto accident case even though petitioner, who wasn’t permanently injured, could not. This decision will be of interest to all workers’ compensation carriers in New Jersey. Continue reading New Case Decision: New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Carriers Can Subrogate Minor Injuries Even Where Petitioner Could Not
This is the video from our December 17, 2018 live webinar presented by attorneys John Marzolla and Greg Lois discussing reimbursement and subrogation in the context of New York workers’ compensation claims.
On December 3, 2018, the Jamaica hearing point goes “virtual.” This hearing point serves the Bronx and Queens and is the largest single hearing point in the New York workers’ compensation system. This transition to virtual hearings caps off a year-long project by the Board to roll out virtual hearings across the State and make attorney check in through the virtual hearing system mandatory across the entire system. Lois Attorneys Joe Jones (left), Declan Gourley (center), and John Marzolla (right) present a roundtable discussion on what this means for employers and carriers.
Continue reading Video: Jamaica Hearing Point Goes Virtual
This is the PDF (Adobe Acrobat) version of “New York Workers’ Compensation Law – 2019 Edition” by Gregory Lois. This is the most practical, up-to-date and easy-to-understand guide to New Jersey workers’ compensation claims available. This book is designed for employers, attorneys, claims adjusters, physicians, self-insured employers and vocational rehabilitation workers. This guide is written in plain English by a New Jersey attorney and provides a detailed analysis of relevant statutes and regulations; a complete recap of recent court decisions; and a full description of current practice and procedure. This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated issues and makes the law understandable for business owners.
A comprehensive description, including a list of what was updated since the last edition and complete chapter list is here.
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