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Friday, December 26, 2014

Order Now: Workers' Compensation Law 2015 Update

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

The work offers an in-depth and insightful analysis that provides a  quick and accurate guidance to those who practice workplace injury law. Time-saving comments and instructions shorten the claims process and expedite handling of issues.

New areas of the law reviewed:

This supplement includes new case law, statutes and regulations concerning the compensability of work related accidents and injuries. The NJ Supreme Court decision involving “The Coming and Going Rule” and its application to parking lot cases is discussed. Cardiovascular disability claims are analyzed in accordance with the NJ Supreme Court’s recent decision involving what constitutes “work effort” that would trigger a compensable event.

The application of the Fraud Prevention Act as a mechanism to bar compensability when information is withheld is reviewed in this supplement. The synergy between tort law and the Workers’ Compensation Act, as expressed in recent case law, is discussed. The recent decision involving the determination of employment status and independent contractors is incorporated in this material.

New procedures regarding contacting insolvent entities administered by the NJ Product-Liability Insurance Guaranty Association are outlined. The recent Court ruling involving temporary disability benefits and third-party action liens are included in this supplement.

The newly promulgated regulations concerning the implementation of The Smart Act  and the Medicare Secondary Payer Act are analyzed in this supplement. They include new electronic formats to report claims, payments, recoveries and estimates of conditional payment. The new Life Tables are included in this material. The updated Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reporting requirements for recoveries for environmental hazards and ingestion of particular substances are discussed.

The utilization of new procedures for medical provider benefit recovery, motions for emergent medical treatment, counsel fees, and methods to correctly respond to the Court and notice requirements for hearing notice listings are described in this supplement.­­­

Gelman on Workers’Compensation Law is exclusively integrated into the entire world-wide leading legal research network of West Group-Reuters-Thomson publications.

Gelman on Workers' Compensation Law is Now Available on PROVIEW™ as an e-BOOK Edition. Now you have Workers' Compensation Law, 2rd Ed (Vol.38-39A, NJ Practice Series, available conveniently on your mobile device.

It is now available, in print, on CD-Rom and online via Westlaw™ and WestlawNext™. [Westlaw Database Identifier NJPRAC]

*Jon L. Gelman is nationally recognized as an author, lecturer and skilled trial attorney in the field of workers’ compensation law and occupational/environmental disease litigation. Over a career spanning more than three decades he has been involved in complex litigation involving thousands of clients challenging the mega-industries of: asbestos, tobacco and lead paint. Gelman is the author NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson). He is the former Vice-President of  The Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), a charter member of The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). He is also an avid photographer.