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Murphy Signs Improved Amputation Benefits Bill

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 315 | 0 | 25 min read

Starting this week, workers who lose fingers, toes, hands or feet in a work accident will see improved benefits for the first time in years, after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed the long-awaited “hand-foot” bill into law. Senate Bill 782, which increases benefits and duration of benefits for amputations, took effect immediately upon the governor's signature. A similar bill was vetoed in 2011 by Murphy's Republican predecessor and had failed to see progress in the Legislature again until last year. The law, which also requires the state Department of Labor and Workforc...

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