Rob Hanneman defends municipalities, manufacturers, hospitals and numerous carriers in workers' compensation matters throughout New Jersey.
Rob is a certified and an experienced mediator and also has extensive courtroom experience. He has also prepared, submitted and argued briefs in front of New Jersey's Appellate Court.
Successfully represented a client and carrier in a workers’ compensation claim that involved a compensable right knee injury. After initial treatment for the right knee, the employee attempted to include the right hip as part of the compensable matter (since he obtained a report indicating he now needed a total right hip replacement surgery as part of the compensation claim). This issue was opposed and after testimony of the employee and submission of pre-existing treatment records, the Court agreed with defense counsel and opined that the right hip was not part of the compensable claim. If included as part of the claim, the potential future exposure in medical, indemnity and permanency could have been extensive.
Successfully defended an accident claim where the employee alleged orthopedic and psychiatric injuries from a motor vehicle accident. The claim was initially accepted by the carrier based on the early information provided by the employee. After further investigation, statements from the employee, pictures of the accident site and determination as to the location of employee’s place of business and home in relation to the accident site, Rob argued that the employee was not in the course and scope of his employment when the accident happened. The claim was then denied and the employee voluntarily withdrew the workers’ compensation claim.