TRENTON, N.J. –The Assembly advanced a bill (A1110) 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 commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development 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.”
The bill passed the Senate in 2018 with a 27 to 8 vote.