Governor signs legislation increasing workers’ compensation for loss of an appendage

Governor signs legislation increasing workers’ compensation for loss of an appendage

Ron Dancer

TRENTON, N.J. – This week the governor signed a bill (A1110/S782) sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer to increase workers’ compensation for the loss of a hand or foot.

“Losing a hand or foot is a traumatic, life-changing experience. Workers need to know we will support them during their time of need,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “A big part of alleviating some of their stress is by ensuring injured workers are properly compensated.”

The bill also requires the Labor commissioner to study the effectiveness of the workers’ compensation program.

“It’s also our responsibility to make sure the programs we put in place to help our workers are efficient and beneficial,” said Dancer. “Including a study is critical to ensure our programs are effective and genuinely helping workers when they need it the most.”