34:15-82. Liability for injuries or death.
An employer securing the payment of compensation by any of the methods prescribed in section 34:15-78 of this title notwithstanding, shall be liable primarily for the payment of proper compensation for personal injuries or death sustained by his employees. The employer shall have recourse for the amount thereof against his insurance carrier. But the insurance carrier shall be directly liable to the injured employee, or his dependents, in event of the death, insolvency, bankruptcy or other proceedings, as a result of which the conduct of the employer's business may be and continue to be in the charge of an executor, administrator, receiver, trustee or assignee.