Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would, for the purposes of providing workers’ comp benefits, assume illnesses and disorders suffered by public workers stemmed from their employment unless evidence is provided in rebuttal.

The bill, N.J. Senate Bill 1778, or the “Thomas P. Canzanella Twenty First Century First Responders Protection Act,” states that it is an “appropriate public policy to modernize the WC system in the state to ensure the meeting of the critical needs of public-safety workers” who are exposed to carcinogens, communicable diseases, radiation and related hazards. Complications from these exposures may take long periods of time to manifest themselves, masking the causality of the physical or psychological illness.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.


  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.

Already have an account?



Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join PropertyCasualty360.com now!

  • Unlimited access to PropertyCasualty360.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including BenefitsPRO.com, ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.