The Special Mission Exception to Workers Compensation Permits Compensation for Employees That Are Required to Be Away from the Conventional Place of Employment

Gregory Van Sciver v. Jersey Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Docket No. A-3524-20 Decided November 15, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Court of New Jersey decided respondent/appellant, Jersey Mechanical Contractor’s, appeal from the order awarding petitioner workers’ compensation benefits. The facts of this case are as…

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Reversed: Imposition of An Additional Penalty of a Workers’ Compensation Settlement Due to Delay in Payment

Louis Ripp v. County of Hudson Docket No.: A-2972-20 Decided June 3, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In a recent published decision, the Appellate Division of New Jersey reversed the imposition of an additional penalty of a Workers’ Compensation settlement due to delay in payment. In Ripp, Louis Ripp worked for…

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Reversed: The Imposition of an Additional Penalty of a Workers’ Compensation Settlement Due to Delay in Payment.

Louis Ripp v. County of Hudson Docket No.: A-2972-20 Decided June 3, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In a recent published decision, the Appellate Division of New Jersey reversed the imposition of an additional penalty of a Workers’ Compensation settlement due to delay in payment. In Ripp, Louis Ripp worked for…

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A Petitioner Bears the Burden to Establish the Compensability of The Worker’s Compensation Claim

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY APPELLATE DIVISION DOCKET No. A-3625-19 ANDREW MACKOFF, Petitioner-Appellant, v. NEW BRUNSWICK SAW SERVICE, Respondent-Respondent. __________________________ Submitted March 3, 2021 – Decided July 14, 2021 Submitted by New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Petitioner was employed by New Brunswick Saw Services as a salesperson and account manager. Respondent sells and services…

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Workers’ Compensation Claims and Re-injuring Previous Injuries

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY APPELLATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. A-5547-18 PATRICIA COSTANZO, Petitioner-Appellant, v. MERIDIAN REHAB, Respondent-Respondent. __________________________ Argued June 2, 2021 – Decided June 17, 2021 Submitted by New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. On April 1, 2016, petitioner was working for Meridian Rehab. When performing her duties, she slipped and fell to the…

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To Be Eligible for Workers’ Compensation, An Incident Must Pass a Two-Prong Test for An Injury Sustained During a Recreational or Social Activity

VIRIDIANA REGALADO, Petitioner-Appellant, F&B GARAGE DOOR, Respondent-Respondent Submitted by New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Petitioner worked for F&B Garage Door is a business that sells and installs residential garage doors. On Friday, December 23, 2016, respondent was hosting a holiday party at a local restaurant. Employees were encouraged to bring friends or families and…

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In Order for A Claim for Treatment to Be Compensable, It Must Be Medically Necessary and Causally Related to A Work Injury

Soto v. Exclusive Coachworks, Inc. Docket No. A-2331-19 Decided April 12, 2021 Submitted by New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In a recent unpublished decision, the New Jersey Appellate Division reviewed whether a knee replacement was compensable under workers’ compensation when the petitioner had two prior knee surgeries that were not work related. In Soto,…

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In Order for A Claim to Be Compensable, It Must Arise Out of The Scope of Employment

Pilone v. County of Middlesex Docket No. A-1676-19 Decided March 15, 2021 Submitted by New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In a recent unpublished decision, the New Jersey Appellate Division reviewed whether an injury that occurred while a prosecutor was traveling a frequently traveled path for work to discuss a case at the donut shop…

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