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Preface to Second Edition.
The recent legislation of the State touching Workmen's Compensation and the number of decisions concerning that subject handed down by our courts since the publication of the first edition of this work in 1914, is the justification for a second edition.
The plan of the volume follows that of the first edition. The cases of other states upon their Compensation Acts have not been cited. The reason for this is that an attempt to deal with all the cases of all the states would necessitate a consideration of the details of the varying statutes, which is beyond the scope of a work intended (as this is) as a book of local law and practice.
In using the book it should be borne in mind that Chapter 149 of the Laws of 1918, which is to be found at page 175 of this book, giving original jurisdiction to the Workmen's Compensation Bureau, should be first consulted as to procedure.
R. ROBINSON CHANCE. JERSEY CITY, N. J.
August 15, 1918.
Preface to First Edition.
PUBLISHED UNDER NAME OF EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY ACT.
When this work was first contemplated, it was the design of the compiler to produce something that would be a ready aid to his associates and himself in answering the almost daily questions upon the Liability Act put to them by a clientele including Employers' Liability Insurance Companies as well as several employers of labox. Now that it is completed, the absence of any book dealing with the New Jersey cases upon this subject induces the placing of the work before the public.
The subject is a recent development of the law, and in view of the arbitrary nature of legal classification, it is believed that the plan of the volume, that of an annotation of the statutes, will be of greater utility than would have been a treatise upon the subject-matter. Most of the annotations are statements of principles recognized or determined by the courts in adjudicated cases.
The New Jersey citations are of the Atlantic Reporter, New Jersey Law Reports, New Jersey Law Journal and the New Jersey Law Journal Compilation of Employers' Liability Cases issued in 1913. To these have been added some of the more important of the recent British cases, the citations of which are from Gordon's Workman's Compensation Reports, a publication containing reports of the cases heard by the Court of Appeals of England, the Court of Appeals of Ireland and the Court