October 16th, 2018 | 31 mins 11 secs
imes, independent medical evaluation
Presenters Greg Lois and Tashia Rasul represent employers and carriers before the Board. At the end of the presentation, attendees will have a better understanding of the use of independent medical evaluators, how to choose an examiner, and how best to prepare your IME doctor to provide you with the best report for your case.
August 28th, 2018 | 21 mins 11 secs
Employers lose control of medical in New Jersey when they are unsuccessful in defending a Motion for Medical and Temporary Disability Benefits. Attorney Greg Lois discusses these common motions and provide an overview of the strategies used to defend them. This presentation includes a discussion of the recent decisions, stemming from Motions for Med & Temp, that led to medicinal marijuana being ordered in two recent cases. This is the audio from a LIVE webinar presented August 27, 2018.
August 7th, 2018 | 42 mins 3 secs
greg lois, lois law firm llc, tashia rasul, workers' compensation
Attorneys Tashia Rasul and Greg Lois discuss the recent case law developments in New York and New Jersey workers' compensation cases involving medical marijuana.
July 5th, 2018 | 11 mins 5 secs
Attorney Karen Vincent presents a webinar on the Going and Coming defense in New Jersey workers' compensation claims. This is the audio from a LIVE webinar presented June 25, 2018.
June 18th, 2018 | 20 mins 30 secs
This is the audio from our June 18, 2018 webinar presentation discussing the facts of Matter of Rodriguez v New York City Tr. Auth., decided May 31, 2018, and the impact of the decision on the defense of off-premises cases in New York as well as answering questions LIVE about specific fact scenarios like this one.
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."