Re: New Jersey Worker Compensation Court Trial - Approx How Long
I know of no such rules, the court operates at it's own pace according to the backlog.
Are there court rules or statutes in place to discourage foot-dragging
Here's a good blog on this topic.
How Long Do Hearing Procedures in NJ Take for Workers’ Compensation?
Cycles for Hearing Procedures in NJ
While most claims do not go to trial, those that do are listed on a three-week cycle. Trials can therefore be spread out over a long period of time.
While appellate courts have disapproved this procedure, many trials continue to be handled in this way, with one witness or two each cycle.
Cases are adjourned a number of cycles (one cycle= three weeks; two cycles= six weeks, etc.) until all remaining witnesses complete testifying. The court date will be assigned by the Division of Workers’ Compensation.
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