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Just Released: 2014 Update - Gelman on Workers' Compensation Law

Jon Gelman’s newly revised and updated treatise on Workers’ Compensation Law has just been published by West Group of Egan, MN. The treatise is the most complete work available on NJ Workers’ Compensation law.

Jon Gelman Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2014

Jon Gelman has been named again to Best Lawyers in America®. This recognition has been bestowed upon him for almost 2 decades. 

Selection to Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 2.5 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. The annual, advertisement-free publication has been described in The American Lawyer as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
 

This Friday, July 26th, marks the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a landmark law that profoundly changed our nation. On the trajectory of forming a more perfect union, the passage of the ADA in 1990 was a major step forward in keeping a key promise of the American experiment: ensuring equal opportunity for all.

Sick Veterans Sue KRB Over Iraq and Afghanistan Burn Pits

A lawsuit was filed alleging that KRB, Inc. (NYSE KRB) endangered the health and safety of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan by exposing them to huge quantities of toxic dust, fumes and other air pollution by burning unsorted was in vast open-air pits without any safety controls

The law firm of Jon L Gelman has been listed in the 2013 ediion of Best Law Firms Rankings of U.S. News Media and Best Lawyers.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will host a public meeting on March 3 in New York City to receive comments from the public on implementing the provisions of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-347)

Burn Pits Claims

Breathing dust, fumes and other and other toxic substances, exposed  troops deployed overseas, and those who worked for government contractors abroad and other civilians, to a serious hazards. 

Iraq & Afghanistan Burn Pit Chemical Exposure Cancer & Disease Claims

Breathing dust, fumes, and other toxic substances from burn pits, exposed  troops deployed overseas, and those who worked for government contractors abroad and other civilians, to a serious hazards. Some of the chemicals were a very toxic carcinogens and are deadly.

 

Workers Compensation Benefits for Consequences of Sun Exposure

The first days of summer brings attention to working outside, sun exposure and the risk of skin cancer.

 

The Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Benefit Program

On January 2, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act establishing the World Trade Health Program and extends and expands eligibility for compensation under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001.

 Risk of mesothelioma continues after exposure and does not diminish with age.

 At least 107, 000 workers die every year from diseases caused by exposure to asbestos

 Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation Law 2014

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 4pm-8pm


 
Jon L. Gelman on the Super Lawyers List for 2014

Jon L. Gelman has been named to the 2014 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers. Each year, only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

 Workers' Compensation Benefits Rates increase as of January 1st, 2014.

 Will these types of medical plans encourage a medical deductible for workers' compensation coverage? 

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has held that The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) HazCom Standard does not preempt state law, therefore allowing state lawsuits to go forward based on “failure to warn” claims.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a new National Emphasis Program to protect workers from the serious health effects from occupational exposure to isocyanates.

 What is considered "Off-Premises Work" is now a rapidly changing concept in workers' compensation. Challenging compensability is therefore becoming a more difficult concept for employers.

 The CSB has made the following observations and preliminary findings to date, which are 
subject to further revision and development as the investigation unfolds: 

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