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Title: 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Chapter: 15 - Employees' right to recover for negligent injury; willful negligence as defense; jury question
34:15-1: Employees' right to recover for negligent injury; willful negligence as defense; jury question
34:15-2: Defenses abolished
34:15-3: Contract not to bar liability
34:15-4: Death of employee
34:15-5: Burden of proof
34:15-6: Liens for legal services
34:15-7: Compensation by agreement; defenses; burden of proof
34:15-7.1: Horseplay or skylarking on part of fellow employees
34:15-7.2: Claim based on cardiovascular or cerebral vascular causes; preponderance of credible evidence of proof of cause by work effort
34:15-7.3: Worker's compensation for injury, death occurring while responding to law enforcement, public safety, medical emergency
34:15-8: Election surrender of other remedies
34:15-9: Presumption as to acceptance of elective compensation provisions
34:15-10: Employment of minors
34:15-11: Termination of contract
34:15-12: Schedule of payments
34:15-12.1: Employees receiving subsistence payments from Veterans Administration; special benefits
34:15-12.2: Fund from which special benefit payable
34:15-12.3: Amount of special benefit
34:15-12.4: Application for special benefits; payment
34:15-12.5: Retroactive effect
34:15-12.6: Period for making application
34:15-12.7: Damage to prosthetic devices, hearing aids, artificial members; dental appliances or eyeglasses; liability
34:15-13: Death benefits, burial expenses; computation and distribution.
34:15-14: Waiting period.
34:15-15: Medical and hospital service.
34:15-15.1: Reimbursement of insurance company or others paying medical, surgical or hospital expenses
34:15-15.2: Hospital service; care required; expenses
34:15-15.3: Motion by worker for emergent medical treatment.
34:15-15.4: Designation of contact person by carrier, self-insured employer.
34:15-16: Compensation to run consecutively; payment for compensation, medical treatment, etc., after termination of liability
34:15-17: Notification of employer
34:15-18: Service of notice; form; sufficiency
34:15-19: Examination of employee as to physical condition; X-rays
34:15-20: Dispute; submission to division; order approving settlement
34:15-21: Payments in case of death; to whom made; bond
34:15-22: Dispute; procedure; agreement no bar to determination on merits
34:15-23: Refusal of medical and surgical treatment by employee
34:15-24: Payment of whole award in trust
34:15-25: Commutation of award
34:15-26: Counsel fees
34:15-27: Modification of agreement; review of award, determination, rule for judgment or order approving settlement
34:15-28: Interest on payments withheld.
34:15-28.1: Delay or refusal in payment of temporary disability compensation; penalty
34:15-28.2: Powers of judges of compensation.
34:15-28.3: Fines, penalties, assessments, costs not included in expense base of insurer.
34:15-28.4: Rules, regulations.
34:15-29: Compensation preferential lien; claim not assignable; set offs
34:15-30: Occupational disease; compensation for death or injury; exception
34:15-31: "Compensable occupational disease" defined
34:15-32: Occupational disease; determining disability and amount of compensation
34:15-33.2: Effective date
34:15-33.3: Application to uninsured employer's fund for certain claims for exposure to asbestos.
34:15-34: Time for claiming compensation for occupational disease
34:15-35: Provisions applicable to occupational diseases; claim for accident excluded
34:15-35.10: Occupational hearing loss
34:15-35.12: Degree of hearing loss; determination of degree
34:15-35.13: Liability for hearing loss; previous hearing loss; audiometric testing
34:15-35.14: Administration of testing; fraud
34:15-35.15: Frequencies; evaluation of hearing loss
34:15-35.16: Hearing tests; instruments; test conditions
34:15-35.17: Audiometric technician to perform hearing test; audiologic evaluation
34:15-35.18: Compensation amount
34:15-35.19: Filing claims; time limitations
34:15-35.20: Time for filing claims; date of disability
34:15-35.21: Award; use of hearing aids
34:15-35.22: Failure to use protective devices, compensation for hearing loss
34:15-37: Wages; computation
34:15-37.1: Payment of full compensation to certain injured officers.
34:15-37.2: Payment of full compensation to certain injured parole officers.
34:15-37.3: Certain injured officers to receive full compensation.
34:15-37.4: Certain injured civilian employees to receive full compensation.
34:15-37.5: Certain injured probation officers to receive full compensation.
34:15-37.6: "Serious bodily injury" defined.
34:15-38: Method of calculating compensation for temporary disability
34:15-39: Agreements and releases invalid
34:15-39.1: Unlawful discharge of, or discrimination against, employee claiming compensation benefits; penalty
34:15-39.2: Additional penalty; summary recovery
34:15-39.3: Liability of employer for penalty
34:15-40: Liability of third party.
34:15-41: Claims barred after two years
34:15-41.1: Claimant in country at war with United States or with which postal communications are suspended; limitations
34:15-42: Constitutionality and construction
34:15-43: Compensation for injury in line of duty.
34:15-43.2: Volunteer fire department members; respiratory diseases; presumption of occupational disease
34:15-43.3: Time of development or first manifestation of respiratory disease
34:15-43.4: Maximum benefits for volunteers
34:15-44: Names of public employees carried on pay roll
34:15-45: Guardian's powers
34:15-46: Parent to act as guardian
34:15-48: Representative appointed for compensation beneficiary
34:15-49: Jurisdiction of division; salaries, qualifications, tenure of judges, etc.
34:15-49.1: Referees designated judges of compensation
34:15-49.2: Inapplicability of mandatory retirement for worker's compensation judges, certain.
34:15-49.3: Certain worker's compensation judges permitted to work beyond age 70.
34:15-50: Approval and filing of agreement
34:15-51: Filing of petition; two year limit
34:15-52: Copy of petition forwarded to employer
34:15-53: Time, place and notice of hearing; adjournment
34:15-54: Dismissal of petition; notice; reinstatement
34:15-54.1: Referee's powers as to dismissal of petitions for want of prosecution and reinstatement; discontinuances
34:15-55: Service of papers
34:15-55.1: Secretary of workmen's compensation bureau as agent for service of process on nonresidents; method and effect of service; continuances
34:15-56: Rules of evidence
34:15-57: Summary hearing; power to modify and commute award, determination and rule for judgment or order approving settlement
34:15-57a: Notice of unemployment compensation, conditions
34:15-57.1: Reimbursement of benefits paid under Temporary Disability Benefits Law
34:15-57.2: Inquiry as to other payments received before paying compensation; proof of amounts paid
34:15-57.3: Effective date
34:15-57.4: Workers' compensation fraud, crime of fourth degree; civil liability.
34:15-58: Judgment and settlement filed, receipts, bar of judgment
34:15-59: Docket; records
34:15-60: Subpoenas, fees, contempt
34:15-61: Administering oaths; perjury
34:15-62: Public hearings
34:15-63: No filing fees
34:15-64: Rules, regulations; fees for witnesses, attorneys.
34:15-65: Deposition of absent witness
34:15-66: Appeal; costs
34:15-66.1: Judgment docketed; execution; supplementary proceedings
34:15-68: Physical examination of employee
34:15-69: Copy of judgment to be filed with director
34:15-69.1: Discontinuance or sale of business; discharge of employer from further liability; assumption of obligations by third party
34:15-69.2: Order; filing; effect
34:15-69.3: Applicability of provisions of Title to third party assuming obligations
34:15-70: Short title
34:15-71: Employer's obligation to injured employee
34:15-72: Employers not electing benefits of compensation law required to insure
34:15-73: Proof of compliance
34:15-74: Compensation insurance provided for certain volunteers by municipality or county
34:15-74.1: Compensation insurance by volunteer fire company for volunteer firemen and volunteer first aid or rescue squad workers
34:15-74.2: Compensation insurance by board of education for members of board
34:15-75: Compensation for injury, death for certain volunteers.
34:15-76: Payments to certain volunteers
34:15-77: Employer carrying own insurance
34:15-77.1: Hospitals; group self-insurance; conditions
34:15-77.2: Liability for compensation prescribed by Title 34; bankruptcy of participating employer
34:15-77.3: Addition or termination of participating employers; notice
34:15-77.4: Termination of plan; surety bond; insurance policy
34:15-77.5: Financial statement; description of service organizations
34:15-77.6: Annual examination
34:15-77.7: Denial of application or revocation of consent
34:15-77.8: Rules and regulations
34:15-78: Insurance in stock or mutual company; notice filed by company; domestic help excepted
34:15-79: Penalties for failure to carry insurance.
34:15-79.1: Proof of workers' compensation coverage required with certain annual reports of employers.
34:15-80: Notices of insurance posted
34:15-81: Cancellation of contract; notice
34:15-82: Liability for injuries or death
34:15-83: Insurance contract for benefit of employees and dependents
34:15-84: Enforcement of provisions
34:15-85: Knowledge of injury; jurisdiction
34:15-86: Insurance carrier directly liable
34:15-87: Limitations and restrictions on liability
34:15-88: Classification of risks, rates, schedules and rules; approval by insurance commissioner
34:15-89.1: Notification to mutual associations, stock companies of requirements of employer ID numbers.
34:15-90.1: Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau continued; directors, appointment, terms.
34:15-90.2: Authority of Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau.
34:15-90.3: Effective date.
34:15-91: Actuary and additional assistants in insurance department
34:15-92: Domestic help excepted
34:15-92.1: Other exceptions
34:15-93: Expense of enforcement; payments by insurers
34:15-94: Annual surcharge for Second Injury Fund.
34:15-95: Second Injury Fund
34:15-95.1: Application for benefits; decision; review; Commissioner of Labor as party
34:15-95.2: Vested rights
34:15-95.3: Application of chapter; exemption of mutual agricultural insurance companies
34:15-95.4: Special adjustment benefit payment
34:15-95.5: Reduction of disability benefits for persons under age sixty-two; exception
34:15-96: First report of accident.
34:15-98: Final report of accident.
34:15-99: Report not public.
34:15-100: Medical reports
34:15-101: Penalty for noncompliance
34:15-102: Rules and regulations; agreements filed
34:15-103: Short title
34:15-105: Workers' compensation security fund.
34:15-105.1: Workers' compensation security fund transferred.
34:15-106: Annual returns by carriers; "net written premiums" defined.
34:15-107: Contributions to the fund.
34:15-108: Contributions, when ceased; resumption of contributions.
34:15-111: Payment of claims; application; recovery.
34:15-117: Insolvency of carrier; notice to Division of Workers' Compensation; report of conditions.
34:15-120.1: Uninsured employer's fund
34:15-120.10: Administrative expenses; $10,000 limit
34:15-120.11: Duties of Division of Workers' Compensation
34:15-120.12: Notification of change in income
34:15-120.13: Exhaustion of remedies
34:15-120.14: Other obligations unaffected
34:15-120.16: "New Jersey Self-Insurers Guaranty Association"
34:15-120.17: Board of directors
34:15-120.18: Association obligated for payment of compensation; powers; assessments
34:15-120.19: Insolvency Fund
34:15-120.2: Benefit payments
34:15-120.20: Plan of operation
34:15-120.21: Written notice of bankruptcy proceedings, determination of insolvency
34:15-120.22: Powers of department
34:15-120.23: Assignment of rights to association
34:15-120.24: Detection, prevention of employer insolvencies
34:15-120.25: Examination, regulation of association
34:15-120.26: Immunity from liability
34:15-120.27: Stay of proceedings
34:15-120.28: Deadline for filing claims
34:15-120.29: Additional obligations of association
34:15-120.3: Default by uninsured employer; judgment.
34:15-120.30: Construction of act
34:15-120.4: Application for compensation
34:15-120.5: Subrogation; right of fund against employer
34:15-120.6: Annual accounting
34:15-120.7: Rules, regulations
34:15-120.8: Limitation on liability
34:15-120.9: Action against employer
34:15-121: Workers' compensation formal cases; records, destruction
34:15-122: Records of workmen's compensation of kind specified in article six
34:15-123: Agreements for payment of workmen's compensation
34:15-124: Records and papers not part of record of workmen's compensation formal cases
34:15-125: Records on microfilm or other media, destruction
34:15-126: Force, effect of microfilm or other media
34:15-127: Liability for destruction of records
34:15-128: Limited right to inspect, copy records.
34:15-128.1: Short title.
34:15-128.2: Definitions relative to "Workers' Compensation Medical Information Confidentiality Act."
34:15-128.3: Disclosure of medical information.
34:15-128.4: Withholding information unlawful; certain circumstances.
34:15-128.5: Violations, fine, penalty.
34:15-129: Short title
34:15-130: Findings, declarations.
34:15-131: Definitions relative to the New Jersey Horse Racing Injury Compensation Board.
34:15-132: "New Jersey Horse Racing Injury Compensation Board" established
34:15-133: Powers of board
34:15-134: Insurance coverage; assessments.
34:15-134.1: Trainer to carry compensation insurance for employees, eligibility for coverage.
34:15-135: Employee, employer relationship under the act.
34:15-136: Computing wages
34:15-136.1: Documentation, maintenance of complete and accurate records of wages paid.
34:15-137: Act as supplemental to other arrangements
34:15-138: Plan of operation
34:15-139: Commission examination, financial report
34:15-140: Tax exemption
34:15-141: Liability limited
34:15-142: Applicability of R.S.34:15-1 et seq.
34:15-143: Definitions relative to electronic medical bills for workers' compensation claims.
34:15-144: Rules, regulations.
34:15-145: Jurisdiction vested in division.
34:15-146: Inapplicability of act.