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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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 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 In a recent unpublished decision, the New Jersey Appellate Division reviewed whether an injury that occurred while a prosecutor was traveling a frequently traveled path for work to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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Even If an Employee Is Volunteering, They Might Be Able to Still Make A Compensable Claim for Workers Compensation

Goulding v. NJ Friendship House Docket No. A-48 Decided February 8, 2021 Submitted by New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In a recent decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court reviewed whether an injury occurring during a Family Fun Day in which an employee volunteered to work without pay is compensable for workers compensation purposes. In…

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Hiring Preference Bill Approved by New Jersey Assembly Committee as Part of New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act

Submitted by New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. The NJ Assembly Labor Committee recently passed bill A-2617 sponsored by Assembly members Murphy, Benson, and Reynolds-Jackson. This bill requires an employer with at least 50 employees to provide a hiring preference to an employee who was injured in a work-related injury, has reached maximum medical…

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