Statistics: Trials in New Jersey

The New Jersey State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation section hosted the annual ‘Workers’ Compensation Conference’ at the Borgata in Atlantic City on May 15th.

Chief Judge Calderone reported the following statistics to the crowd of Judges and attorneys:

  • In 2008, 47% of cases were closed by an ‘Order Approving Settlement’ pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:15-22 (‘Section22’).
  • In 2008, 32% of cases were closed by way of ‘Section 20 Lump-Sum Dismissal’ (N.J.S.A. 34:15-20).
  • In 2008, 20% of all filed cases were dismissed (for Lack of Prosecution, lack of jurisdiction, etc.)
  • In 2008, 2% of all cases were tried (reached Judgment).

Greg Lois is the managing partner of LOIS LLC and dedicates his practice to defending employers and carriers in New York and New Jersey workers' compensation claims. Greg is the author of a popular series of "Handbooks" on workers' compensation, and is the co-author of the 2016-2019 Lexis-Nexis New Jersey Workers' Compensation Practice Guide. Greg can be reached at 201-880-7213 or