Jen Laver defends insurance companies, self-insured employers and third-party administrators in New Jersey workers’ compensation and general liability matters.
She also works with insurance companies to help recover from negligent parties payments made to their insureds in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Jen has experience with mediation and conciliation.
Jen also assists companies with employment issues including preparing and reviewing employee handbooks and employment applications, counseling employers on best practices to avoid litigation and the interplay of employment and workers' compensation.
Since 2012, Jennifer has been selected by the publisher of the New Jersey edition of Super Lawyers magazine as a "Rising Star." The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.superlawyers.com/about/selectionprocessdetail.html. She was named in the “Workers’ Compensation” practice area.
Successfully handled a matter where the employee filed a Motion for Medical Benefits and Temporary Disability. After hearing testimony, the Judge ruled that an accident did not occur. The ruling saved the client an award of medical treatment, disability benefits and permanency benefits.
Resolved a claim for 10 percent less than Judge’s original recommendation after claim of an injury from an employee in a delivery company.
Resolved a claim for S. 20 when our expert found the employee’s occupational exposure aggravated her pre-existing bi-polar condition. Before the trial the Judge insisted we pay permanency as well as continue providing her medications needed to keep her at baseline. As a result of our continued denial, we began trial and were able to draw out in testimony that while the statements made by co-employee supervisors to the petitioner were not expressed in the best manner, the statements were merited criticism. The final resolution saved the client more than $30,000 in future medical treatment as well as closed out re-opener rights.