Jurisdiction of claims

On April 11, 2007 in Kibler v. Roxbury Bd. of Educ., the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed the decision of a Superior Court trial judge, holding that a plaintiff injured at work as a result of an altercation between two students was barred from pursuing a civil action for damages against the students. The appellate court held that there was no “genuine issue of material fact” as to whether the teacher’s injuries came within the purview of conditions the New Jersey Legislature intended to exempt from the exclusive remedy provisions of Workers’ Compensation Act. The plaintiff’s exclusive remedy is with the Division of Workers’ Compensation for her work-related accident

Greg Lois is the managing partner of LOIS LLC, a 19-attorney law firm dedicated to defending employers and carriers in New York and New Jersey workers' compensation claims. Greg is the author of a popular series of "Handbooks" on workers' compensation, and is the co-author of the 2016 Lexis-Nexis New Jersey Workers' Compensation Practice Guide. Greg can be reached at 201-880-7213 or glois@lois-llc.com