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Medical Marijuana May Soon Be Covered 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

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 [...]

New Jersey Employer Ordered To Pay For Medical Marijuana For Injured Worker

A recent decision by the NJ Superior Court, Appellate Division, entitled Hager v. MK Construction, has caused quite a stir and could have lasting impact on future matters involving the use of medical marijuana. In this case, the NJ appellate division ruled that an employer was required to [...]

Tips for Getting the Settlement You Deserve for Your NJ Injury Claim

New Jersey personal injury claims come in many sizes. For the large, complex cases, your attorney may handle most of the heavy lifting. He will guide you through the process, and he will typically rely on expert witnesses and various resources to investigate the claim and gather evidence to [...]

Dangerous Practices & Procedures at Work

Every working person deserves to be safe at work. From office jobs to construction jobs, this proposition applies across the board. Even the most risky jobs must have built-in safety procedures designed to keep employees safe from harm. In New Jersey, the Division of Public Safety and Occupational Safety and Health [...]

Is My New Jersey Workplace Unsafe?

Examples of unsafe practices in New Jersey workplaces From dangerous equipment to toxic chemicals, and even non-ergonomic workstations, your place of employment can be a potentially hazardous place. According to the New Jersey Work Environment Council, approximately 135,000 workers in the state experience a job-related injury or illness [...]