Hurt Worker Can’t Sue Workers' Comp Carrier: NJ High Court

Law360, New York (August 1, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT) -- An injured employee in New Jersey can't directly sue his employer's workers' compensation carrier for pain and suffering when the carrier drags it feet in paying for medical treatment, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Backing lower court rulings for Atlantic Employers Insurance Co. over injured worker Wade Stancil, the New Jersey Supreme Court found in a 4-1 decision that creating such a common law cause of action would run afoul of the state's workers' compensation system and legislative changes to the state Workers’ Compensation Act...
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