What Do I Have to Do When I Reopen My Worker Comp Case That I Settled Less Than 2 Years Ago?

Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In this case the Appellate Division addressed and increase in disability claimed by the petitioner Mr. Roy. The central issue was the proper handling of the case by the petitioners attorney and the arguments the defense attorney raised.  In this case […] Read more »

Successfully handling a occupational Worker’s Compensation claim

Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Has your attorney met with you in his office and prepare you for your testimony in front of the judge?  Are you prepared and comfortable to communicate to the judge how your work related injury is physically impairing you and affected […] Read more »

I was not on duty but I went to work and fell in the parking lot. Am I able to make a Worker’s Compensation claim?

Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. This very important recent decision reiterates and clarifies the benefits employees who go into work on their day off to help their employer and get injured in the process are entitled to under new Jersey Workes Compensation law. In this case […] Read more »

How Did My Employer Know I was Lying about Where I Drove?

Longstreet v. County of Mercer, (App.Div. June 20, 2017) (8pp.) Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Modern technology has vastly improved safety technology in vehicles.  This includes the use of GPS.  Employers can now track a company vehicle’s movements, when it stops, how long it rests, and […] Read more »

Why Can’t I Sue My Employer If I am Injured at Work?

31-2-3477 Innarella v. Wedgewood Condominium Association, Inc. , N.J. Super. App. Div. (per curiam) (11 pp.) Submitted by New Jersey Workers Comp Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Most workplace accidents are covered by Worker’s Compensation.  This statutory scheme forbids injured employees from suing their employers and in return, they are guaranteed certain […] Read more »

Can I sue my employer if the employer intentionally caused injury to me?

Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. If there are alternative methods available to perform a job duty and the employer requires me to perform one that is more hazardous and causes me injury, is that an intentional wrong which would allow me to sue my employer? In […] Read more »

Why is my Worker’s Compensation award so small and the benefits so low?

Sondhi v Tropicana Hotel and Casino decided February 13, 2017 Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In this case the petitioner appeals the workers compensation judge’s determination that he should be awarded more than a 30% partial disability of the statutory left foot. The judge considered the […] Read more »

Intoxication – Not a Bar to Worker’s Compensation Benefits in New Jersey

Submitted by New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. This morning New Jersey’s Appellate Division handed down a decision in Antonio Diaz v. National Retail Transportation, Inc., stating an employee can be entitled to Worker’s Compensation benefits even if the employee is intoxicated at the time of injury.  In Diaz, […] Read more »

New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Prioritizes Motions Requesting Medical Benefits not Provided by the Insurance Company

Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. On October 21, 2016 the New Jersey Worker’s Compensation director and chief judge issued a memo advising that the Rules pertaining to the motions for medical and temporary disability benefits SHALL be strictly enforced. Although these Rules had been in effect […] Read more »

Car Crash During Employment – Who Pays the Medical Bills?

Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. If you’re in a car crash during the course of employment who pays your medical bills? Also, if you recover from a third-party, do you have to pay back the Worker’s Compensation carrier for the medical temporary disability and permanency award […] Read more »