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 »

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 »

Workers Compensation Judge’s Findings | Permanent Partial Disability Award | Mesgleski vs. Spes Company

Mesgleski vs. Spes Company   February 20, 2016 Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Deference to the Workers Compensation Judge’s Decision making process was also outlined in this case.  The court reiterated, as I have in many other cases the Appellate Court’s “reviewability” of the that trial […] Read more »

Katzenstein vs. Dollar General Continued: Standard of Review in Appealing Workers Comp Claims

Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Attorney, Jeffrey Hark. Previous related articles: Katzenstein vs. Dollar General: Standard of Review in Appealing Workers Comp Claims Award of Temporary Disability Benefits is a Final Judgment and May Be Appealed As a result they file an unemployment compensation claim. Unfortunately, what you place […] Read more »

Katzenstein vs. Dollar General: Standard of Review in Appealing Workers Comp Claims

Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Attorney, Jeffrey Hark. Katzenstein vs. Dollar General What is the standard of review by the Appellate Division of a Workers Compensation Court Judge’s decision? I have written about this standard of review several times, however, reading this case once again anyone can clearly see the effect the trial judge has when s/he […] Read more »

Award of Temporary Disability Benefits is a Final Judgment and May Be Appealed

Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark Katzenstein vd. Dollar General: This case address several issues which come up again and again in my office in Workers Compensation cases.  First Issue: Once there is a Motion for Medical and Temporary disability actually heard by the court, and the court […] Read more »

Workers Compensation and Sexual Harassment

TORTS | WORKERS’ COMPENSATION 36-2-8576 Louis v. Burger King Corp ., Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark Plaintiffs alleged she was sexually assaulted and harassed at her employer’s work place.  As a result, she filed a law suit in the Superior Court based on common-law claims based on theories of negligence […] Read more »

Samuel Roman vs. Treeminator Tree Service

Issue:  Fraudulently misrepresenting your business on a workers comp policy will risk voiding any and all coverage! Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In this case, in 2007, petitioner Roman started a business, Treeminator Tree Service, Inc. He and his girlfriend, Sandra Flores, were both employees of […] Read more »

Can you file a Workers Compensation case for suffering an injury from walking down the hallway?

Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Fitzgerald v. Walmart Can you file a Workers Compensation case for suffering an injury of you are merely ‘walking down the hall way or aisle and you become injured.  In other words, with no actual ‘acute trauma’, such as slipping on water, falling down a […] Read more »

What is the Standard of Review for a Appellate Court of a Workers Compensation Judge’s Decision

Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Fitzgerald v. Walmart What is the Standard of Review for a Appellate Court of a Workers Compensation Judge’s Decision. In this case the Appellate Division affirmed the dismissal of a Workers Compensation petitioner after a hearing took place in the Workers […] Read more »