Workers' Compensation

New Jersey: Residential Status Alone Insufficient to Confer Jurisdiction for Claim Involving Extraterritorial Injury

A New Jersey appellate court held that while residential status may certainly be considered in determining whether the Garden State has a sufficient interest in a worker’s claim regarding an extraterritorial injury, it is insufficient on its own to confer jurisdiction. Quoting Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 142.01, et seq., the court added that under the facts of the case, the employer’s “localized interest” could not aid the worker since the employer, an international airline, was hardly a localized business and the worker’s job duties had been exclusively at the Philadelphia International Airport for many years. He had little, if any, connection to Newark, New Jersey, where the airline also had a presence.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).

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See Marconi v. United Airlines, 2019 N.J. Super. LEXIS 119 (July 22, 2019)

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 142.01.

Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law

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