The firehose - everything published by Lois LLC each month. Includes our "Third Fridays" broadcast hosted by Christian Sison, our Workers' Compensation training series, and special reports and presentations.
What you will be listening to:
"Third Fridays" is a live, 30-minute legal talk show from Lois LLC featuring moderator Christian Sison. It is the original forum in which real attorneys discuss workers' compensation issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations.
Our Monthly webinar series. The audio feed from Lois LLC's popular webinar training series is hosted here. Every month the Firm's attorneys present different topics in workers' compensation. Meant as a "101-" level training course, the attorneys present a fresh take on common issues in workers' compensation defense.
Special Reports. When emerging legal issues arise that impact employers, Lois LLC publishes special presentations. These special events, hosted by attorneys and presented in plain English, make the emergent changes understandable for business owners, insurance carriers, and other attorneys. The audio feed from these special presentations is available exclusively here.
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May 31st, 2018 | 31 mins 1 sec
New York is replacing in-person hearings with “Virtual Hearings” held via web conference. LOIS Attorneys Declan Gourley, Esq., Christian Sison, Esq. , and Tashia Rasul, Esq., discuss the impact of virtual hearings in New York workers’ compensation claims, particularly in regards to what this means for claims handling, claim defense, and costs.
May 28th, 2018 | 18 mins 36 secs
defenses, greg lois, lois law firm llc
Attorney Greg Lois presents a webinar on "common defenses" in New Jersey.
May 21st, 2018 | 25 mins 14 secs
Attorneys Joseph Melchionne and Greg Lois discuss defenses commonly raised in New York workers' compensation cases. They discuss the defense of notice, statute of limitations, intoxication, and recreational loss among others.
April 23rd, 2018 | 21 mins 42 secs
defenses, lois llc, new jersey, workers' compensation
Attorneys Karen Vincent and Chris Diaz of the Lois Law Firm present a webinar on the defense of "lack of employment" in New Jersey workers' compensation claims.
April 4th, 2018 | 23 mins 24 secs
lois llc, new jersey, second injury fund, workers' compensation
Attorneys Karen Vincent and Greg Lois of the Lois Law Firm explain how New Jersey's Second Injury Fund works, when relief can be obtained from the Fund, and strategies for maximizing the contribution of the Second Injury Fund. The presentation includes a practical step-by-step illustration of the impact of Fund contribution in a total disability case with pre-existing conditions.
March 20th, 2018 | 19 mins 16 secs
new york, penalties, workers' compensation
Today’s podcast is designed to help the attendee answer the following questions:
• “What are the most common causes for penalties in New York?” and
• “How do we avoid case-level penalties?” and
• “What can we do to mitigate or resolve a penalty issue?”
Presenters Greg Lois has years of experience representing employers and carriers before the Board. At the end of the presentation, the attendees will have a basic understanding of the common penalties, tactics to avoid penalties, and the potential to mitigate or resolve some penalties.
March 1st, 2018 | 26 mins 46 secs
joseph jones, karen vincent, lois law firm llc, new jersey, reopeners, workers' compensation law
Attorneys Joe Jones and Karen Vincent of the Lois Law Firm discuss appeals and reopeners of New Jersey workers' compensation cases from the defense perspective.
January 23rd, 2018 | 34 mins 34 secs
dismissal, medicare, n.j.s.a. 34:15-20, new jersey, section 20, settlements, workers' compensation
Attorney Greg Lois discusses the availability of a lump-sum dismissal settlement in New Jersey Workers' Compensation cases. The presentation looks at the limitations on this type of compromise in the statute (N.J.S.A. 34:15-20), the rules (N.J.A.C. 12:235-13.1) and the case law. Attorney Lois reviews the barriers to Section 20 settlements and presents practical advice and opinion on obtaining the dismissal in court. The discussion also include an overview of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act as a barrier to full compromise settlements in New Jersey, with practical tips for resolving cases quickly.
Episode 66: Medicare Secondary Payer Set-Asides and Conditional Payments in New York Workers’ Compensation Cases
January 15th, 2018 | 13 mins 57 secs
conditional payment, declan gourley, lois llc, medicare secondary payer, section 32, set aside, workers' compensation
Attorney Declan Gourley leads a presentation designed to help the attendee answer the following questions: “Can I settle this case?” and “Does Medicare have a current interest I need to consider?” and “Do I need to consider Medicare’s future interest?” Presenter Declan Gourley has years of experience representing claimants before the Social Security law judges and employers and carriers before the Workers' Compensation Board. At the end of the presentation, the attendees will have a basic understanding of Medicare Secondary Payer exposure and when they need to consider Medicare’s interest in a lump-sum settlement.
January 9th, 2018 | 31 mins 28 secs
impairment guidelines, lois law firm llc, new york workers' compensation, scheduled loss of use
LOIS Partner Christian Sison leads a presentation on the new-for-2018 New York Guidelines for Determining Impairment. The new Guidelines replace the prior methods of determining Scheduled Loss of Use for all claims where an impairment report was not submitted before January 1, 2018 and will have an impact on exposure join all future claims. Attorney Sison provides examples including side-by-side exposure analysis of the same impairment under the old and new Guidelines and answers questions live from the webinar audience.
December 27th, 2017 | 29 mins 43 secs
n.j.s.a. 34:15-40, new jersey, pino v. polanco, reimbursement, subrogation, vitale v. schering plough, workers' compensation
Attorneys Christopher Major and Greg Lois present a webinar on carrier recovery through reimbursement and subrogation under New Jersey's Section 40 (N.J.S.A. 34:15-40). They discuss the impact of recent cases, such as the December 11, 2017 Supreme Court decision in Vitale v. Schering Plough and the November 22, 2017 Appellate Decision in Pino v. Polanco. The attorneys discuss reimbursement to the carrier/employer from the proceeds of civil actions as well as tactics for maximizing recovery - including practical negotiation tips for dealing with plaintiff's attorneys who always demand a lien reduction to "1/3rd."
December 18th, 2017 | 22 mins 51 secs
burns v. varriale, kelly calculation, lien recovery, new york, subrogation, wcl § 29, workers' compensation lien
Attorneys Christopher Major and Glenn Johnston lead a presentation on Section 29 reimbursement and subrogation in New York workers' compensation claims. The attorneys discuss reimbursement to the carrier/employer from the proceeds of civil actions as well as tactics for maximizing recovery - including negotiation tips for dealing with plaintiff's attorneys who always demand a lien reduction to "1/3rd."
November 28th, 2017 | 31 mins 46 secs
abdullah credit, exposure, ime, mmi, n.j.s.a. 34:15-20, n.j.s.a. 34:15-22, new jersey, permanency, workers' compensation
Attorneys Karen Vincent and Greg Lois discuss the role of defense counsel in providing timely and accurate exposure analysis to clients. The attorneys discuss the "when" of providing an exposure analysis - when during the litigation lifecycle the attorney should be providing estimates of exposure and likelihood of prevailing at trial. The attorneys also discuss the "how" of exposure - how estimates of permanent disability are made. This webinar presentation is a must-watch for risk professionals and adjusters relying on outside counsel to provide exposure analysis.
November 21st, 2017 | 29 mins 30 secs
atf, exposure, loss of wage earning capacity, lwec, new york workers' compensation, permanency, slu
Attorneys Tashia Rasul and Tim Kane lead a presentation and answer questions on evaluating exposure for Loss of Wage Earning Capacity awards in New York workers’ compensation claims.
October 24th, 2017 | 40 mins 31 secs
cprs, imes, lois llc, new jersey, opiates, pain management, rsd, second opinions, workers' compensation
This is audio from a live presentation from Dr. Jennifer Yanow and Greg Lois. Dr. Yanow is a double Board-certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The discussion focuses on the use of IMEs and second opinion consultation in both acute cases and non-acute long term chronic pain claims. Dr. Yanow's expertise in treating RSD and CPRS claims as well as her approach to opiate medications is explored.
Episode 59: Independent Medical Evaluations in New York Workers' Compensation Cases - the Defense Perspective
October 16th, 2017 | 28 mins 57 secs
Attorney Greg Lois discusses the law and proposed guidelines for conducting Independent Medical Evaluations in New York workers' compensation claims.