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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

NJ Counsel Fee Threshold Raised to $44,000

In a Memorandum issued last week, the Director of the NJ Division of Workers' Compensation announced that the threshold for counsel fees would be raised to $44,000 effective January 1, 2014. The counsel fee threshold criteria is linked to the increase the the maximum weekly benefit that will also be raised in 2014 by 2%.

Should the counsel be assessed by the Court in excess of the threshold, Compensation Judges are then required to include in the record an affidavit of services rendered by the petitioner's attorney.