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New Jersey: High Court Says Employer May Have to Reimburse Employee for Medical Marijuana
Posted on 25 Apr 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

Agreeing that an injured employee had sufficiently shown that medical marijuana represented reasonable and necessary medical treatment under New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Act, the Supreme Court of New Jersey affirmed a decision by a lower... Read More

New Jersey: Cook’s Injury at Employer’s “Family Fun Day” Was Compensable
Posted on 19 Feb 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

Because an employee’s duties at her employer’s “Family Fun Day” were essentially the same as her normal duties—she was a cook—her workers’ compensation claim for injuries sustained when she stepped in a small... Read More

New Jersey: Court Affirms Order Requiring Employer to Reimburse Employee for Medical Marijuana Costs
Posted on 30 Jan 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, in a case of first impression, affirmed a workers’ compensation judge’s finding that an employer was required to reimburse its employee for the employee’s use of medical marijuana... Read More

New Jersey: Casino’s Own Surveillance Video Defeats Employer’s “Going & Coming” Argument
Posted on 24 Jan 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

In an unpublished decision, a New Jersey appellate court recently held that a casino’s security surveillance video supported the employee’s claim that at the time of a vehicular accident, in which she was injured, a small portion of her SUV... Read More

New Jersey: Caterer Not Liable in Tort for Employee’s Injuries Caused by “Flaming Pig”
Posted on 27 Sep 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

In an unpublished decision, a New Jersey appellate court recently affirmed summary judgment in favor of a catering employer that had been sued by a waitress who sustained severe burns when an inexperienced co-employee doused a flaming pig with grain alcohol... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/2/2015)
Posted on 2 Mar 2015 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WCRI Study Updates on Rising Hospital Costs in Workers Compensation . OR WCD Releases Full Report on 2014 WC Premium Rate Ranking . Study on Opioid Tolerance Could Help Pain Patients Stay on Lower Dosages . Study: Risk of Unintentional Overdose... Read More

New Jersey: Court Crafts Instructions to Allow Employer’s Participation in Tort Action Where Contractual Indemnification Is an Issue
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Where the general contractor on a construction project had been sued in tort by the estate of a subcontractor’s employee and, in turn, the general contractor claimed it was entitled to contractual indemnification from the deceased employee’s... Read More