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Friday, February 12, 2021

Just Published - Workers' Compensation Law 2021 COVID-19 Update

Jon Gelman’s* newly revised and the updated treatise on Workers’ Compensation Law has been published by Thomson Reuters®. The treatise is the most complete and research integrated work available on NJ Workers’ Compensation law. Updated annually for over 35 years, this body of work provides practical tips, objective analysis, and academic support for the workers' compensation community.

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



  1. New sections
    1. Infectious diseases and pandemics, including COVID-19 and coronavirus
    2. Medical marijuana
    3. Medical cost containment
    4. The new Workers’ Compensation Study Commission
    5. Federal trends on privacy
    6. Federal benefit programs 
    7. The Defense Base Act
  1. New legislation discussed
    1. COVID-19 causal relationship presumptions
    2. Supplemental benefits for dependents of public safety officers
    3. Increased disability awards for hand and foot injuries
    4. Prohibition on collection and credit reporting
    5. The Thomas P. Canzanella Twenty-First Century First Responders Protection Act (rebuttable presumption for cardiovascular, cerebrovascular injuries or deaths and cancer claims)
  1. Updated and revised forms with commentary
  1. Recent case law is analyzed

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


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Gelman on Workers' Compensation Law is Now Available on PROVIEW™ as an e-BOOK Edition. Now you have Workers' Compensation Law, 3rd Ed (Vol.38-39A, NJ Practice Series, available conveniently on your mobile device as a ProView eBook.


It is also available, in print, on online via Westlaw™ and WestlawNext™. [Westlaw Database Identifier NJPRAC]


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*Jon L. Gelman is nationally recognized as an author, lecturer, and skilled trial attorney in workers’ compensation law and occupational/environmental disease litigation. Over a career spanning over four 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 (Thomson Reuters®) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (Thomson Reuters®). 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 former member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI).  jon@gelmans.com -www.gelmans.com


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