62 episodes of Defending Employers: Audio From Lois LLC, Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys since the first episode, which aired on September 21, 2015.
Episode 42: The Second Injury Fund in New Jersey Workers' Compensation Practice
March 28th, 2017
22 mins 59 secs
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Audio from the March 27, 2017 webinar presentation on New jersey's Second Injury Fund. Topics discussed include: “What is New Jersey’s Second Injury Fund?” “How does the Fund work?” “Can I get relief from the Fund in my total disability case?” and “How does the contribution of the Fund reduce my exposure?” Attorneys Greg Lois and Michael Gervolino cover the basics of handling cases involving the Second Injury Fund and at the end of the presentation, the attendees will have a basic understanding of what the Fund is, how it works, and how contribution from the Fund may reduce exposure in a total disability case.
Episode 41: Penalties and No Coverage Exposure in New York Workers' Compensation Claims
March 20th, 2017
16 mins 7 secs
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The New York Workers’ Compensation Board collects $3 Million per year in procedural penalties alone. This is a staggering figure - amounting to approximately $300 in penalty for each new case accepted by the WCB. New York is a form-driven jurisdiction, and most common penalties arise from the late filing of required boilerplate forms.
The Workers’ Compensation Law is a minefield of penalties, fines, and criminal complications for the unwary. There are different penalty considerations for employers, claimants, insurers, and even attorneys.
Lois LLC recently presented a webinar designed to help the attendee answer the following questions:
- “What are the most common reasons employers/carriers are penalized in New York?”
- “What are the exposures for non-coverage in New York?”
- What other activity can draw a penalty, such as illegal employment?”
- “What do I do about a penalty?”
Episode 40: Fraud in New York - Third Fridays Podcast
March 17th, 2017
17 mins 51 secs
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Today's topic is fraud. Attorney Christian Sison welcomes Attorney Usra Hussain to the show to discuss fighting fraud in New York workers' compensation claims. Can employers prove that claimants "knowingly" violate Section 114-a? Is it always beneficial to raise fraud at the outset of a claim? The episode ends with Usra taking her turn at "Guess the Outcome"!
Episode 39: Re-Openers and Appeals in New Jersey Workers' Compensation Claims
February 27th, 2017
14 mins 25 secs
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Attorney Greg Lois presents an overview of post-trial practice in New Jersey. The presentation is designed to help the listener answer the following questions: “What happens after a trial judgment or settlement is reached?” and “Can the Petitioner reopen the case?” and “Can the Respondent reopen the case?”“What is a commutation?” and “Can the Judge of Compensation be appealed?” Greg Lois will cover the basics of case closures and at at the end of the presentation, the attendees will have a basic understanding of what happens after judgment or settlement.
Episode 38: Appeals of Board Decisions in New York Workers' Compensation Cases
February 20th, 2017
16 mins 6 secs
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Two attorneys cover the fundamentals of appeals from Board decisions. Presenters Declan Gourley and Joseph Melchionne have years of experience representing employers and carriers before the Board. The presentation is designed to help the listener answer the following questions:
“Should we appeal the Law Judge’s Decision in a workers’ compensation claim?” and
“Does filing the appeal create a stay?” and
“What are the tactical reasons for appealing the Law Judge?”
“What will the appeal cost?”
At the end of the presentation, the attendees will have a basic understanding of the appeals process, tactical aspects of appeals (stays), and the costs of the various types of appeals available.
Episode 37: Claimants' Attorney Perspective - Third Fridays
February 17th, 2017
23 mins 28 secs
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Christian Sison welcomes guest attorney, Timothy Kane, to the third Episode of the Firm's Third Friday podcast. Christian and Tim discuss Tim’s prior role as a claimant’s attorney in New York Workers’ Compensation cases and how that has helped him to be a zealous advocate for employers. The two of them then talk about using that information to stress aggressive investigation into claims, in preparation for litigation of several issues. After Tim plays “Guess the Outcome,” he and Christian conceptualize the difficulty of rebutting the presumption afforded to claimants pursuant to Section 21 of the New York Workers’ Compensation Law.
Episode 36: Red Flags in New Jersey Section 20 Settlements: Medicare Secondary Payer Issues
January 23rd, 2017
29 mins 28 secs
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Audio from the recent presentation, “Medicare Secondary Payer Issues in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claims” from our New Jersey workers’ compensation webinar training series. Attorneys Declan Greg Lois discusses Medicare Secondary Payer exposure and how it effects the settlement via Section 20 in New Jersey workers compensation matters.
Episode 35: Medicare Secondary Payer Issues in New York Workers' Compensation Settlements
January 16th, 2017
21 mins 46 secs
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Here is the post-webinar audio from our January 16, 2017 presentation, “Medicare Secondary Payers Issues in New York Workers' Compensation Settlements" from our New York workers' compensation webinar training series.
Episode 34: Section 40 Liens and Subrogation in New Jersey
December 26th, 2016
17 mins 2 secs
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Attorney Greg Lois presents “Section 40 Liens & Subrogation" from our New Jersey workers' compensation webinar training series. We discuss the types of actions where reimbursement from the proceeds of a third-party (civil) suit is possible, how much reimbursement we are due, and when we can subrogate in New Jersey.