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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

NJ Denies an Occupational Workers Compensation For Last Exposure Applying Apportionment Rule

A NJ Appellate Court denied an employee workers' compensation benefits by applying an apportionment rule as well as the manifestation of disease doctrine. The employee worked in two states and spend more than 10 times of his working career in Pennsylvania working n a similar job during which time manifestation occurred.

"We do not suggest that there is a mandatory mathematical formula that judges of compensation should apply in calculating the employment exposure of a petitioner as part of Williams's jurisdictional test. Although we might quibble with Judge LaBoy's description of petitioner's exposure as "de minimis," we nevertheless conclude that the sixteen-month exposure was not sufficiently substantial under the totality of the circumstances to constitute injury-conferring jurisdiction in the Division."

McGlinsey v George H. Buchanan Company, Not Reported in A.3d, 2010 WL 3932983 (N.J.Super.A.D.) Decided September 30, 2010

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