Jon L Gelman’s Guides

Jon L Gelman

Wayne Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. It Opting Out of Workers' Compensation A Good Idea?

    Written by attorney Jon Gelman, about 1 year ago.

    Workers Compensation is conceptually changing, and itsextinctionis becoming more apparent rather than its transformation. Over the past decades, the grand bargain of Workers Compensation had evolved to ease the Americanindustrial/manufacturingrevolutionforward, without burden fro...

  2. Hospitals Are Not For Sick People

    Written by attorney Jon Gelman, over 3 years ago.

    The New England Journal of Medicinereports that hospitals remain unsafe. A study comparing the last 10 years reflects that there have been no significant changes in safety rates for patients entering hospitals. For decades the number has been stable, close to 25% of hospital pati...

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  3. The Trend to Exclude Distracted Driving From Workers' Compensation Coverage

    Written by attorney Jon Gelman, over 3 years ago.

    The trend nationally is to prohibit the use of cell phones in motorvehicles. Such a ban would make use of a cellphone while working a deviation from employment and accidents involving cell phone use at work would then be considered a deviation from employment and excluded fromwor...

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  4. How to Challenge Social Security - CMS - Reimbursement Procedures

    Written by attorney Jon Gelman, about 4 years ago.

    A Federal Court Judge has permitted discovery to go forward in a potential class action challenging the reimbursement procedures of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) being utilized under the authority of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP). The case pend...

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  5. Football Players File Claims for Brain Damage

    Written by attorney Jon Gelman, about 4 years ago.

    Football, the sport of humans clashing heads together, is now subject to a growing wave of workers' compensation claims for dementia. Recent studies have shown thatfootball players have suffered head injuriesas a result of multiple concussions sufferchronic traumatic encephalitis...

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  6. Preventing Joint Replacement Surgery in Workers' Compensation Claims

    Written by attorney Jon Gelman, about 4 years ago.

    oint replacement claims are becoming more frequent in workers compensation and proving compensability remains challenging. As the aging working population has expanded so has been the need for workers compensation to pay for the cost of replacing aging joints. Thecost for a new...

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  7. Ethnic Disparities in Workers' Compensation

    Written by attorney Jon Gelman, over 4 years ago.

    NIOSH Research Researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have partnered up with researches from other agencies and organizations address the needs, challenges

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  8. Asbestos Disposed of in Iraq Burn Pits Exposing Soldiers and Contractor Employees

    Written by attorney Jon Gelman, over 4 years ago.

    Returning Solders and Contractors Report Illness More horror stories are now emerging from those who have been exposed to toxic dust and fumes overseas. Returning shoulders now reveal they have been

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  9. The Saga of Asbestos in LIbby Montana

    Written by attorney Jon Gelman, over 4 years ago.

    Hazards of Asbestos The plight of the workers of Libby Montana may have been highlighted by efforts of Senator Harry Reid in the recent Senate Health Care Reform legislation, but it goes historically

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  10. The Urgent Need for Workers Compensation Flu Pandemic Planning

    Written by attorney Jon Gelman, almost 5 years ago.

    Massive Effort While workers’ compensation was envisioned as a summary and remedial social insurance program, the challenges facing the workers’ compensation system to deliver benefits as promised ma