Generally, petitions filed by injured workers for occupational disease claims are barred if they are not filed within two years of the date the injured worker discovered the nature of the disability and it relationship to employment. This is addressed in the workers’ compensation law under N.J.S.A. 34:15-34.
Unlike an accident, which has a specific date, the precise onset of an occupational disease may be hard to determine. Continue Reading Statute Of Limitations in a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation “Occupational Disease” Claim