Workers’ Compensation Courts COVID-19 Update

The Department of Labor and Workforce Development released a statement on July 10 regarding current steps being made by the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation in regard to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Workers’ Compensation Courts in New Jersey will continue to be closed to the public due to the Executive Order that Governor Murphy signed a few months ago. Judges may hear emergent and non-emergent Workers’ Compensation matters by telephone and video conferencing, including trials, pre-trials, medical benefits, and general motions. If a Workers’ Compensation Court must proceed in person for emergency purposes, masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. Due to the closing of court offices, any filings will need to be submitted electronically.

Despite the ongoing pandemic and business closures, the legal team at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC is still handling Workers’ Compensation cases and any other legal inquiries via phone and video. Our dedicated legal team is available to answer any questions you may have regarding sign ups, negotiations, conferences, settlements, and trial processes. Our attorneys and staff are fully equipped to ensure that all clients receive the best possible service and solutions to their legal needs. Contact us online or call 856-751-7676 to schedule a free consultation. Located in Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Trenton, and Vineland, New Jersey, as well as Trevose, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas.

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