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Nursing Home Industry Seeks Immunity During COVID-19 Pandemic

By |Nursing Home Abuse|

As the number of deaths continues to climb from the coronavirus pandemic, nursing homes across the nation are seeking immunity from lawsuits. There are over 15,000 nursing homes in the United States, and nursing home residents have been hit extremely hard by the coronavirus, with deaths near 12,000 [...]

Personal Injury Claims From COVID-19

By |Medical Malpractice, Workers' Compensation|

The principal factor that drives most personal injury cases is the concept of negligence. Proving negligence means you must demonstrate that a business or individual did not exercise responsibility under certain circumstances. The plaintiff in an injury case typically argues that they would not have suffered harm had [...]

COVID-19 and New Jersey Workers’ Compensation

By |Workers' Compensation|

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout New Jersey, many employees have questions about possible exposure at work. Is COVID-19 and the health problems caused by the virus considered compensable under New Jersey Workers’ Compensation law? Proving Where You Contracted COVID-19 Pursuant to NJSA 34:15-31, occupational disease includes all diseases [...]

Medical Marijuana May Soon Be Covered by Workers’ Compensation

By |Workers' Compensation|

New Jersey lawmakers moved forward with two bills related to medical marijuana in the Garden State. The first bill (A377) would bring protections to cannabis companies who produce marijuana and marijuana-related products. The bill would protect these companies and their employees from retaliation by local and state governments. [...]

Increased Compensation for Workers’ Comp Hand And Foot Injuries

By |Workers' Compensation|

Phil Murphy, New Jersey's governor, signed into law the "hand and foot" bill, which effectively increased workers' compensation benefits for injuries causing loss of function to the hands and feet. The goal of this legislation was to provide injured workers greater compensation by increasing the number of weeks [...]