2020 New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law Handbook

Cover of 2020 New Jersey Handbook
Cover of 2020 New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Handbook.

This is Gregory Lois’ practical, up-to-date and easy-to-understand guide to workers’ compensation claims in New Jersey. This book is designed for employers, attorneys, claim adjusters, physicians, self-insured employers and vocational rehabilitation workers. This guide is written in plain English by a New Jersey State attorney and provides a detailed analysis of relevant statutes and regulations; a complete recap of recent court decisions including 2019 cases; and a full description of current practice. This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated issues and makes the law understandable for business owners.

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About the Book.

List Price: $199.00
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
217 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1704042749
BISAC: Law / Labor & Employment
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New and notable in the 2020 edition:

  • Discussion of impact of the Kocanowski decision (2019) on definition of employer. Chapter 3, “Employers and Employees.”
  • Updates to the Chapter on defending Medical Provider Claims, including a discussion of the latest case law on application of the PIP fee schedule. Chapter 9, “Medical Provider Claims.”
  • New case law establishing the Statute of Limitations in Medical Provider Applications (The Plastic Surgery Center, PA. v. Malouf Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc.) Chapter 9, “Medical Provider Claims.”
  • Updates to all rates and benefits references with 2019-2020 information.
  • New Appendix with chart of maximum rates in effect by year.

Includes up-to-date chapters on the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and MMSEA, OSHA regulations, and HIPAA considerations.

[Revision date: November 9, 2019]

Chapter List:

  • Introduction (page 1)
  • Chapter 1: Initial Reporting, Claim Petition, and Answer (page 3)
  • Chapter 2: Jurisdiction (page 13)
  • Chapter 3: Employers and Employees (page 29)
  • Chapter 4: Arising Out Of and In the Course Of Employment (page 39)
  • Chapter 5: Defenses (page 57)
  • Chapter 6: Temporary and Permanent Disability Benefits (page 65)
  • Chapter 7: Medical Treatment (page 85)
  • Chapter 8: Motions for Temporary and Medical Benefits (page 89)
  • Chapter 9: Medical Provider Claims (page 93)
  • Chapter 10: Traumatic Injuries (page 99)
  • Chapter 11: Occupational Exposure and Repetitive Use Claims (page 105)
  • Chapter 12: Trial & Judgment (page 115)
  • Chapter 13: Liens, Credits, and Offsets (page 133)
  • Chapter 14: The Second Injury Fund (page 141)
  • Chapter 15: Medicare Secondary Payer Act (page 151)
  • Chapter 16: Occupational Safety and Health Act (page 161)
  • Chapter 17: HIPAA (page 173)
  • Appendix I. “Cheat Sheets.” (page 189)
  • Appendix II: Schedule of Disabilities (page 191)
  • Appendix III: Benefit Rates by Year (page 193)


Author: Gregory Lois

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