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Monday, December 3, 2018

Fee Schedules: A defense of bureaucracy in workers compensation

Today's guest post was authored by Jon Rehm**, Esquire of the Nebraska Bar.


Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
Lawyers on “both sides of the v.” in Nebraska like to grumble about rules and regulations imposed by the workers’ compensation court.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

State of NJ Sues a NJ Based Opioid Manufacturer Seeking Reimbursement of Workers' Compensation Costs


The NJ Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against a subsidiary of NJ based Johnson and Johnson seeking reimbursement for workers' compensation costs resulting from deceptive opioid advertising. This is a significant action as Johnson and Johnson is a major player in New Jersey's economy.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Workplace is Getting Safer - The Future of Workers' Compensation

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has confirmed the steady decline in accidents and injuries on the job. They have declined for 14 years. This data mirrors the steady decline of workers' compensation claims and the change of the US workplace from a manufacturing to service. 

Friday, November 2, 2018

The Evidence Mounts on the Causal Link of Cell Phones and Cancer

The US National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences [NIH} has just published a final report linking cell phone radiation exposure to the production of tumors in mice. This animal study that confirms the causal relationship between radio frequency radiation of cell phones and cancer in animals is a significant step forward to establishing a causal relationship in humans.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

NJ Senate Passes Increase to Supplemental Benefits for Injured Workers

The NJ Senate adopted legislation (S.1967) to increase supplemental benefits to certain injured workers receiving workers' compensation. On October 29, 2018 the NJ Senate voted (26-12) to pass the legislation. The Assembly version A3635 awaits action.

Monday, October 29, 2018

OSHA Cites Company for Exposing Workers to Lightning Strikes

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited C.W. Hendrix Farms Inc. for failing to protect workers from recognized hazards after lightning struck and killed an employee at the Parkland, Florida, farm.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Taxi cab driver awarded workers compensation benefits

A New Jersey appellate court held that a taxi cab driver should be considered employee under both the "right to control test" and “the nature of the work test.” The Court further held that the parties are bound by a prior unreported decision from the appellate court since the parties were the same.
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