New Jersey lawmakers enacted legislation that would change the limits on attorneys 'fees in certain workers' compensation cases.
S.B. 2721, introduced Tuesday by Democratic senior Nicholas Scutari, would remove restrictions on litigation costs and attorney fees from third-party claims in workers' compensation cases. Current law limits the cost of a lawsuit in third-party employees to $ 750.
The bill also removes the limit on attorneys' fees, which is currently one-third of the payout. The legislation would remove the percentage and instead allow for "reasonable" attorney fees.
If the law was signed, the legislation would enter into force immediately. The bill has been referred to the Senate Working Committee; a companion has been introduced in the New Jersey Congregation.
Then. Scutari also introduced on Tuesday S.B. 2722, which would increase increases in workers' compensation payments for the loss of a hand or a foot to workers computing cases that are not settled or those filed after or after January 21
The legislation has been sent to the Senate Working Committee.