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Fall at Job Site Settles for $750,000

A construction worker in Monmouth County, Saul Medina, sustained injuries to his heel and ankle during a fall at a worksite in Oct 2016. His case settled for $750,000. Medina fell over 12 feet from the 2nd floor of a house while working in Brielle, NJ. He was [...]

New Jersey Advances Medical Marijuana In Workers’ Compensation

New Jersey's state Assembly Appropriations Comittee advanced bill A1708 which would require workers' compensation benefits and personal injury protection (PIP) to include coverage for medical marijuana in some situtations. The bill requires the individual to be enrolled in New Jersey's medical marijuana program. While the bill was first [...]

NJ COVID Bill Advances

The New Jersey Assembly is now advancing a bill that would make it easier for frontline employees who contract COVID-19 to obtain workers' compensation benefits. New Jersey was one of the hardest-hit states by the COVID-19 pandemic. Legislation A3999 would provide relief for essential workers who have contracted [...]

Personal Injury Claims From COVID-19

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

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 [...]