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  • Workers' Comp Collections Bill Initiated by Rich Marcolus Becomes Law

    We’re pleased to report that a workers’ compensation measure initiated by Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Richard Marcolus has been signed into law! The New Jersey Collection Practices Bill ( S-3036 / A-1697 ) was signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday January 21, 2020. It will provide critical protection for workers’ comp claimants by prohibiting health care providers from reporting certain ...
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  • Workers’ Comp: New Jersey Hand & Foot Bill Signed into Law

    After more than a decade of ups and downs in the Legislature, state lawmakers and advocates have finally succeeded in passing critical legislation to improve benefits for New Jersey workers who lose function of all or part of a hand or foot in workplace accidents. In addition to that measure – known as the Hand & Foot Bill – Governor Phil Murphy also signed off on legislation – the Collection ...
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  • Should Employers Pay for Medical Marijuana? New Jersey Appeals Court Says Yes

    An appeals case drawing attention for its unusual subject matter and potentially large impact on the state’s workers’ comp system asks an important question: Should employers in New Jersey be required to reimburse injured workers for their medical marijuana expenses? In the Court’s opinion, yes. The ruling – published January 13, 2020 by the Super Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division – upholds ...
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  • Rich Marcolus Testifies Before State Senate Committee to Support First Responder Cancer Legislation

    As a former construction worker, Union Carpenter (and current member), and Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney, Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Rich Marcolus has spent decades advocating for workers and families who find themselves facing difficult times following job-related injuries. That includes the first responders who keep our communities and loved ones safe in the most pressing times, ...
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  • New Jersey Pothole Claims: Notices Requirements Under TCA

    Rain, ice, snow, and other inclement weather conditions can create a multitude of hazards. While that means increased risks for all types of motor vehicle accidents , including bicycle and pedestrian accidents , there’s another drawback to winter weather: it can wreak havoc on our roads, particularly in the form of potholes. Unfortunately, those potholes can lead to damages to persons and ...
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  • Rich Marcolus Presents at New Jersey Workers’ Comp Bench Bar Conference

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Richard J. Marcolus recently shared his insight as a Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney with fellow lawyers and members of the judiciary at the 30 th Annual Workers’ Compensation Bench Bar Conference. The annual conference was presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Workers’ Compensation Section, and was held on December 18, 2019 at the Westin ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Helps Scouting for Food Drive & Manasquan Food Pantry

    The Levinson Axelrod, P.A. legal team was a proud supporter of Cub Scout Pack 333 and its work gathering much-needed supplies for the Manasquan Food Pantry! This year, Pack 333 Scout Evan DiGiovanni again represented his troop in visiting our firm’s various offices to collect non-perishable items, canned foods, and essential cooking supplies. Attorneys, paralegals, and personnel from our Howell, ...
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  • NJ Assembly Votes for Hand and Foot Bill A-1110 for Workers’ Comp

    On Monday, December 16 th , the full NJ Assembly voted on the Hand and Foot Bill, or A-1110, to help improve the benefits available to injured workers suffering from serious hand or foot injuries. The bill, which has been in the works for 10 years, was released from the Assembly Labor Committee and the Assembly Budget Committee, and faced a final vote and signature to be released in mid-January. ...
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  • Proposed New Jersey Bill Requires Gun Owners to Carry Insurance

    Gunshot victims often face difficulties when seeking compensation for their life-altering injuries. Now, however, New Jersey Assemblywoman Patricia Jones is trying to change that with Assembly Bill 6003 , introduced on November 25 th , 2019. If passed, this legislation will require all New Jersey gun owners to carry firearm liability insurance for at least $50,000, to ensure that gunshot injury ...
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  • “Trouble in Toyland 2019” Report Warns Parents of Hidden Dangers in Holiday Toys

    The 2019 holiday season is in full swing! Parents all across the country are heading to the mall, department stores, and online retailers to get all sorts of gifts and goodies for their little ones who have been good all year. But what most parents don’t know is that they could be putting their children in danger by purchasing defective and dangerous toys that remain on the market despite their ...
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  • Hepatitis A Outbreak in Somerset County Likely From Local ShopRite Deli

    Potentially thousands of people in Somerset County, New Jersey may have been exposed to hepatitis A recently due to an ill ShopRite deli worker, warns the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH). According to the DOH, which was joined by the Somerset Department of Health and the Wakefern Corporation, a deli worker who is remaining anonymous at this time tested positive for hepatitis A. They worked ...
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  • The Dangers of Texting and Driving

    Distracted driving, in any form, can be extremely dangerous and may lead to a deadly crash. Texting and driving, however, is a particularly poignant hazard, especially now that the practice seems to be so commonplace, and so deadly. At least 3,166 people died in 2017 due to distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration , and a total of 9.5% of all fatal ...
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  • New Jersey Lawmakers Sponsor Bill to Re-Classify Gig Workers

    Ever since “gig economy” companies like Uber and Postmates began to gain popularity, courts around the country have struggled to balance existing worker protection laws with these new roles. For the most part, Uber and similar companies have broad leeway to define their gig workers as independent contractors, as gig workers operate on their own time and with minimal supervision from the company. ...
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  • 2020 Open Enrollment Begins for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    If you purchase your own health insurance rather than receive coverage from an employer, it’s time to review your options: Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2020 has begun. From November 1 st until December 15 th , you will have the option to compare all the plan options, sign up for a new health insurance plan, or change your coverage with your existing ACA insurer. Outside of ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Named a Tier 1 Firm by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2020

    Since 1939, our firm has provided top-notch legal support to the wrongfully injured in New Jersey and beyond. Our diligent work has earned us multiple awards and recognitions throughout the years, including a recent ranking from the well-respected legal rating service, U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. Levinson Axelrod, P.A. was named a Tier 1 firm for Personal Injury Litigation for Plaintiffs and ...
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