Workers’ Compensation

Four Construction Litigation Tips for Newer Plaintiffs’-Side Practitioners

By Carin A. O'Donnell on April 30th, 2024

Posted in Construction Accidents, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Wrongful Death

Construction is a high-hazard industry for workers. There’s no shortage of potential causes of catastrophic injuries. Whether it is the risk of falling from rooftops, being injured by unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, being electrocuted, or inhaling silica dust or asbestos, workers risk their lives every time… Continue reading

All Essential Workers Now Deemed “Eligible” for Workers’ Compensation Benefits Under New Legislation

By Vicki W. Beyer on September 15th, 2020

Posted in Workers' Compensation

On September 14, 2020, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed important legislation that benefits all workers who contracted COVID-19 while working through the current pandemic. The legislation creates the presumption that the contracted illness is “work related.” Before this legislation was signed, only “public safety workers” such as police, fire, EMT,… Continue reading

Medical Records, Privacy Rights and Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Marci Hill Jordan on December 30th, 2014

Posted in Injury Law, Workers' Compensation

As an attorney located in New Jersey representing injured workers, I struggle with the ethical dilemma of balancing my client’s right to privacy and the workers’ compensation carrier’s right to obtain medical discovery.  The injured worker’s right to confidentiality in medical treatment records is waived in part when they make… Continue reading

The “Premises Rule” in Workers’ Compensation

By Marci Hill Jordan on March 20th, 2014

Posted in Workers' Compensation

A recent potential client called our office wondering why the workers’ compensation carrier for her employer had denied her claim for workers’ compensation benefits on the basis that she had already left her place of employment when she slipped and fell on ice. She had clocked out for the day, walked out the front door of work, and was still on the walkway out to the parking lot when she fell. Continue reading

Worker’s Compensation Penalties: What Are They?

By Stark & Stark on October 22nd, 2013

Posted in Workers' Compensation

Under Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law, employers and insurers can be subject to monetary penalties. The Law provides that the Court has the power to impose penalties for a violation of any provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act, Rules and Regulations. Employers and insurers may be penalized up to ten percent (10%) of an amount awarded, plus interest. This penalty may be increased to fifty percent (50%) in cases of unreasonable or excessive delays. Continue reading

The Supreme Court Has Now Ruled On Suing a Workers’ Compensation Carrier For “Bad Faith”

By Marci Hill Jordan on November 28th, 2012

Posted in Workers' Compensation

In the recent case of Stancil v. ACE USA, the Supreme Court of New Jersey considered whether an injured employee may sue his employer’s workers compensation carrier for pain and suffering caused by the insurance carrier’s wifull delay in paying for medical treatment. Unfortunately the Supreme Court’s answer was “NO.” Continue reading

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