Angela focuses 100 percent of her practice on New Jersey workers' compensation, representing the interests of employers, carriers and self-insureds. She has significant experience handling claims involving issues of employment, coverage, compensability, causation/liability and permanency. Her cases also include specific issues of total disability (SIF), lack of coverage (UEF) and subcontractor/general contractor issues (Section 79).
Notably, Angela has been able to secure favorable decisions with the Appellate Division on issues of entitlement to temporary total disability benefits addressed under Section 38, commonly referred to as the Cunningham issue. Her experience also extends to issues involving jurisdiction and liability against a subsequent carrier (most often referred to as a Peterson or Bond-type issue).
Angela is actively involved with youth activities in her community. She participates in career day programs at the elementary and high school levels and devotes time to youth athletic programs.
Prior to her career in law, Angela worked as a probation officer and as an advocate for victims of domestic violence.
•Career Day, Cramer College Preparatory Lab School, Camden, New Jersey, June 2014
•Fourth Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar, New Jersey Department of Labor-Division of Workers' Compensation, May 2014
•Your Top Workers' Compensation Questions - Answered, National Business Institute, Atlantic City, New Jersey, December 12, 2013
•New Jersey Workers' Compensation Update, Insurance Society of Philadelphia, Affinity Insurance, Hatboro, Pennsylvania, April 13, 2012
•Overview of New Jersey Workers' Compensation, Atlantic City, New Jersey, May 2010
•New Jersey Workers' Compensation Update, Council on Education in Management, 2005
•Introduction to New Jersey Workers' Compensation, Sheraton Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 2005
•Whether Going or Coming, It's Still Not Compensable, Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 3, September 2013
•Proof? You Can't Handle The “Proof”! Defense Digest, Vol. 18, No. 2, June 2012
•Appellate Division Upholds Dismissal of Occupational Heart Attack Claim and Claim of Entitlement to Second Injury Fund Involvement, Defense Digest, 2011-09, Vol. 17, No. 3
•Determining Who's Liable: Analyzing Causation and Liability Issues When There Are Multiple Carriers, Employers and/or Claims, Defense Digest, 2010-06, Vol. 16, No. 2
•Supreme Court Renders Decision Regarding Application of Dependency Rate In Workers' Compensation Matters, Defense Digest, 2008-12, Vol. 14, No. 4
•Applying the Increased Dependency Rate, New Jersey Law Journal, 2008-01-07
•The Pending Issue of How To Address the Increased Dependency Rate, Defense Digest, 2007-09, Vol. 13, No. 3
Honors & Awards
•New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2010, 2012-2013
Year Joined Organization: 2006
Supreme Court of New Jersey holds that cardiovascular death is not compensable.
Law Alerts • October 1, 2014
The New Jersey Supreme Court reiterated that there remains a heightened standard of proof and causation for cardiovascular claims. The Supreme Court opined in Renner that the decedent husband/petitioner failed to sustain his burden of proving a..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2014
Special New Jersey Workers' Compensation Alert - Supreme Court of New Jersey Holds That Cardiovascular Death Is Not Compensable
What's Hot in Worker's Comp • August 6, 2014
Whether Going or Coming, It's Still Not Compensable
Defense Digest Article • September 1, 2013
By Angela Y. DeMary, Esq.*Key Points:New Jersey Appellate Division clarifies going and coming rule.Court analyzes special mission and travel time exceptions..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 3, September 2013Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...
Proof? You Can't Handle The “Proof”!
Defense Digest Article • June 1, 2012
Defense Digest, Vol. 18, No. 2, June 2012, New Jersey - Workers' CompensationKey Points:It doesn't really matter how much the petitioner subjectively complains if it is not corroborated by objective proofs.A treating physician's opinion is entitled to...
Appellate Division Upholds Dismissal of Occupational Heart Attack Claim and Claim of Entitlement to Second Injury Fund Involvement
Defense Digest Article • September 1, 2011
New Jersey - Workers' Compensatio, Key Points:Section 31 and Fiore control issues of occupational heart claims.Section 31 defines a compensable occupational disease.Fiore provides three requirements for proving a compensable occupational heart disease claim..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 3, September 2011
Determining Who's Liable: Analyzing Causation and Liability Issues When There Are Multiple Carriers, Employers and/or Claims
Defense Digest Article • June 1, 2010
New Jersey -- Workers' Compensation, Key Points:Do not assume that you are the target solely because you are the last carrier or employer.Investigation is key.Recent Memo of Division Director and Chief..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2010
Applying the Increased Dependency Rate
Articles • January 7, 2008
New Jersey Law Journal, Vol. CXCI No. 1, January 7, 2008
Your Top Workers' Compensation Questions - Answered
Seminar • Dec 12, 2013 As part of this day-long seminar, workers' compensation attorneys Ross Carrozza and Angela DeMary will speak on WCMSAs and Ethical Considerations. This program will go beyond the basics in order to prepare you for any complication...