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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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  • October Is Residents’ Rights Month at Nursing Homes

    The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice) was founded in 1975, as a response to widespread concerns about nursing home care standards. Committed to honoring the dignity of seniors and disabled adults who live in long-term care facilities, Consumer Voice has designated October as Residents’ Rights Month to inform the public about appropriate nursing home care. At ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Celebrates 80 Years in Practice (1939-2019)

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that our firm is celebrating 80 years in practice! Founded on September 1, 1939, our firm marks its 80 th anniversary on Sunday, September 1, 2019. That’s eight decades of providing the people of New Jersey with experienced, passionate representation following preventable accidents and injuries – and countless case results which provided thousands of ...
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  • Law Journal Recognizes Levinson Axelrod for Two of the Top Ten Most Notable Awards

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to report that two case results secured by our firm have been recognized among the Top 10 Awards Worth Noting in state of New Jersey by the New Jersey Law Journal . The NJ Law Journal’s Top 10 list profiles the largest verdicts and settlements throughout the state of New Jersey over the previous year, as published by the NJ Law Journal between August 21, 2018 and ...
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  • Todd Wachtel Secured Workers’ Comp Victory for Disabled Client

    Todd D. Wachtel, Esq. , a Partner in our Hillsborough office, recently settled a workers’ compensation case for a 66-year old man named Roy. For various medical and personal reasons, Roy had previously lived all over the country and was in-and-out of work throughout his life. In 2017, he was injured while working as a groundskeeper for a local golf course when he was thrown from a golf-cart by a ...
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  • NJ Law Journal Features Firm’s $2M Medical Malpractice Settlement Over Fatal Aortic Tear

    A recent multi-million dollar settlement secured by Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Adam L. Rothenberg and Senior Associate Rosemary E. McGeady, M.D. has been profiled in the New Jersey Law Journal ’s “Suits and Deals” section. The article covers a case in which our firm represented the estate of an elderly woman who was fatally injured during a kidney removal procedure. As noted in the article, ...
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  • NJ Gov. Signs Laws Permitting Auto Accident Victims to Recover Medical Bills

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to confirm that New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy has signed a pair of new laws to remedy the challenges of uncompensated medical bills caused by the recent ruling in Haines v. Taft , 237 N.J. 271 (2019) by the New Jersey Supreme Court (“NJSC”). On Thursday, August 15, 2019, Gov. Murphy signed into law two legislative bills : S2432 , which permits recovery of ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America©

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that Firm Partners Ronald B. Grayzel , Richard J. Marcolus , and James J. Dunn have been named to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America ©. The Best Lawyers in America is an annual publication released by Best Lawyers , one of the world’s leading legal rating services. With a focus on peer review, Best Lawyers vets thousands of nominated ...
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  • NJ Officials Call Attention to Beach Umbrella Injuries

    Beach days are meant to be filled with fun and relaxation in the sun, but a number of risks present on public beaches can quickly turn an enjoyable day into one marred by preventable accidents and injuries. As we’ve discussed on our blog, that includes hazards associated with water safety, rip currents, sun and heat exposure, and even sharks . However, there’s another danger beachgoers may all too ...
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  • Allergan Breast Implants Recalled Over Link to Cancer

    Allergan breast implants linked to a rare form of cancer were recently recalled nationwide by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. In late July, the agency announced the implants would also be recalled globally. The FDA’s decision to recall Allergan textured breast implants which use the company’s Biocell technology comes after an increasing number of women have been diagnosed with ...
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  • Shark Week 2019: Shark Attack / Beach Safety Tips

    Shark Week 2019 is upon us, and while one of TV’s longest-running and most anticipated summer series brings us remarkable insight into the mysterious world of these underwater creatures, it can surely create some genuine scares as well. Whether you’re a Shark Week fan or anyone who patronizes local New Jersey beaches, shark attacks and beach safety should be taken seriously. Here are some tips for ...
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