Home Modifications- It Is The Unusual Case That Warrants Extraordinary Relief
On December 5, 2014, the Appellate Division addressed whether an employer must provide home modifications for an employee in Loeber v. Fair Lawn Board of Education, A-1990-13T1 (App. Div.). The employee was involved in a work-related accident in November 2009, which resulted in partial paralysis and confinement to a wheelchair. In October 2011, the employee requested home modifications along with psychiatric care. The employer agreed to provide psychiatric care along with only some of the requested home modifications. In 2013, the Division of Workers’ Compensation held a trial to address the employee’s request for the remaining modifications.