When Does an Injury at Work Actually Arise Out of Employment in New Jersey?

For a work-related injury to arise out of employment, there must be a causal relationship between the employee’s injury and their employment. Simple concept, right? Well, maybe not. Consider the following hypothetical scenarios:

  • A worker faints while sitting at their desk
  • A worker is walking and, for no explicit reason, their lower back locks
  • A worker suffers a stroke while making coffee in the office kitchen

The above scenarios are all unlikely to have risen out of employment within purview of the court. Why? It …

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