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New Jersey Benefits and the Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Employees Should Know

What you need to know about workers' compensation coronavirus benefits.

NJ Governor Patrick Murphy signed legislation enacting sweeping measures to provide workers’ compensation benefits to essential workers who contract coronavirus [COVID-19] and provides dependency benefits to their survivors. 

Jon Gelman Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Jon Gelman has been listed again to Best Lawyers in America®. This recognition has been bestowed upon him for almost 3 decades. 

Listen to the COVID-19 Claims and Workers’ Compensation Law Webinar

 Click here to listen to the recording of the COVID-19 Claims and Workers’ Compensation Law Webinar. The program was originally broadcast on June 11, 2020.

Workers exposed to common paint strippers suffer fatal reactions

Litigation is advancing against the distributors and resellers of paint strippers containing methylene chloride and NMP. The lawsuits were filed for damages resulting from the alleged exposure, illness and death of users of the products.

An employee leased to another company [ER], ie. From a placement agency [PA], does not have the rights and benefits available to a regular employee.

Gelman on Workers' Compensation Law 3rd Ed. Annual Update Published

The NEW Annual Supplement for NJ Workers' Compensation Law  has been published. Order now!

 NJ Workers' Compensation Rates to Increase in 2020.

Jon L. Gelman Listed as a  Super Lawyer

Jon L. Gelman has been listed as a  Super Lawyer. Each year, only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

A new wave of occupational litigation - Flavor & Fragrance Lawsuits

A new wave of flavor and fragrance (Diacetyl) litigation is now emerging against the manufactures and suppliers of food flavorings for a chronic lung disease, bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), and other illnesses, resulting from worker exposures. 

  

The Trump Administration in its proposed FY 2020 Budget has proposed elimination of the workers’ compensation reverse offset. The elimination will act as a cost saving measure and will level the playing field for all workers’ compensation system throughout the United States. 

Plaintiffs' Law Firm Jon L. Gelman Ranked a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report

Jon Gelman, a plaintiffs' litigation firm for over 4 decades, announces today that U.S. News & World Report has named the firm to its 2016 Best Law Firms.

Now you can have Now you can have Workers’ Compensation Law, 3d (Vol. 38-39A, NJ Practice Series, available conveniently on your mobile device.

It may soon be easier to get NJ COVID workers' compensation benefits

 Legislation (A3999) that would make it easier for employees on the frontline of the coronavirus fight to get work-related benefits is now advancing to NJ Governor Pat Murphy for signature.

NJ Gov Murphy Announces Legislation to Overhaul New Jersey’s Anti-Workplace Harassment Laws for Public and Private Employers

NJ Governor Phil Murphy today announced legislation to overhaul the state’s anti-workplace harassment laws for both public and private employers.

A pending case in California may have significant impact on potential workers’ compensation claims throughout the country.

Talc-Cancer Lawsuits Mount Against Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson continues to be hit with verdicts in cancer cases flowing from exposure to its baby powder that contained talc.

 The new silica exposure standard announced by OSHA has still fallen short to protect workers from this deadly occupational exposure.

 NJ Governor Murphy has signed legislation (S.3036) that prohibits a provider to an injured worker of medical, surgical, other treatment, or hospital service pursuant to the workers' compensation law, R.S.34:15-1 et seq., from reporting any portion of their charges which are alleged to be unpaid, to any collection or credit reporting agency, bureau, or data collection facility.


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