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Jon Gelman Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

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

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

Burn Pits Claims
Breathing dust, fumes and other and other toxic substances, exposed  troops deployed overseas to Iraq and Afghanistan, and those who wo...
US EPA Reaches Agreement With 70 Companies to Clean Up Passaic River NJ Pollution

Seventy Companies Reach Agreement with EPA to Remove Highly Contaminated Mud from Lyndhurst Section of the Passaic River; Cleanup work estimated to cost $20 million.

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Jon L. Gelman on the Super Lawyers List for 2016

Jon L. Gelman has been named to the 2016 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers. Each year, only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

Jon L Gelman Elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance

 The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) has elected Jon L. Gelman as a distinguished new member.

The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety today announce publication of a Rule that will allow for medical treatment coverage for 9/11 cancers suffered by 1st responders and residents of lower Manhattan as a result of September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

Social Media to Expand Your Workers' Compensation Practice: Jason Gelman Speaks At AAJ Convention

How to use social media to expand your workers' compensation practice was the subject of a presentation by Jason Gelman at the American Association of Justice's annual convention in Chicago.

Jon Gelman Rated "Superb" by Avvo

 Jon L. Gelman has received the top rating of "Superb" from Avvo. The rating indicated a perfect score in: experience, industry recognition and professional conduct.

The occupational healthcare program embodied in the recently enacted legislation has the potential for being the most extensive, effective and innovated system ever enacted for delivering medical care to injured workers.

Complaints Surge About Halliburton Sickening Burn Pits

 A recent report in Mother Jones reveals that soldiers, exposed to the dust and fumes from burn pits, coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, are reporting illness at record numbers.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting suggestions and comments concerning workplace safety. OSHA's concern is that, "No one should have to be injured or killed for a paycheck."

The Occupational Disease Pilot Program & Healthcare

Legal Talk Network Host and Attorney Alan S. Pierce welcomes Jon L. Gelman to discuss health care and workers’ compensation and the Occupational Disease Pilot Program:

NIOSH Published Beryllium Research Newsletter

Since 1998, NIOSH and Brush Wellman Inc., the largest US producer of beryllium and beryllium products, have collaborated on research focused on beryllium and its associated health effects. This research program comprises medical surveillance of current Brush Wellman workers, and studies of airborne and dermal beryllium exposure. 

Workers' Compensation News - August 25, 2004 Volume 2 Issue 233

CMS ANNOUNCES IMPLEMENTATION OF BENEFICIARY ACCESS SYSTEM. The Beneficiary Automated Status and Inquiry System (BASIS) is available to participants of the Voluntary Data Sharing Agreement (VDSA) program. The BASIS allows you to make on-line Medicare entitlement queries to CMS’ Enrollment Data Base (EDB) to determine if an individual is a Medicare beneficiary and if so, obtain available entitlement information. The BASIS serves as a useful tool when you have a need to know specific information during the interval between quarterly file exchanges. 

Workers' Compensation News - June 9, 2004 Volume 2 Issue 23 CompAssist (tm)

 MEDICAL GUIDELINES IN WC CASES APPROVED BY TEXAS SP CT. "In this opinion, we conclude that the Legislature authorized TWCC to set upper limits on reimbursement amounts and establish a reasonable time limitation on requests for medical dispute resolution. TWCC acted consistently with the Legislature’s mandates - (1) the establishment of fair and reasonable guidelines designed to ensure quality medical care for injured workers, TEX. LAB. CODE § 413.011(b), (2) the achievement of effective medical cost control in the workers’ compensation system, id., and (3) the establishment of a program for resolution of disputes regarding health care treatments and services, id. § 413.013(1). "

Texas Workers' Compensation Commission v. Patient Advocates of Texas, et al, Decided May 28, 2004.
Workers' Compensation News - July 14, 2004 Volume 2 Issue 228

CMS: NJ ADOPTS A SIGN OF THE TIMES. The NJ Division of Workers' Compensation has created a new hearing list designation..."Pending Medicare Approval.” It can be assumed that these cases are matters that the parties have voluntarily noticed the Court of the existence of potential Medicare interests. Rumor has it that between 25,000 and 40,000 cases on the NJ docket alone are subject to CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service) review. The number of cases being given that designation will obviously grow epidemically in the near future to include ALL cases involving: beneficiaries presently on SSA disability OR potential beneficiaries, ie. 62.5 yrs and those who may seek benefits in the near future. Probably all SIF (Second Injury Fund) matters will be subject that designation universally. The number of cases may far exceed those where the State is already data-matching: ie. TDB liens, matrimonial liens and child support liens. 

Jon L. Gelman Named Top Lawyer in NJ by New Jersey Monthly Magazine

New Jersey lawyers choose the tops in their profession in 24 fields of law.

Harkin Finds Nuclear Worker Files Sitting For Months With No Action
 In letters to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy Thompson and the operator of the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAP), U.S. Senator T...
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