Declan Gourley is a Partner at Lois LLC. Declan is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. Declan concentrates on New York Workers’ Compensation Defense; representing insurance companies and self-insured employers before the New York Workers’ Compensation Board.
November 30th, 2018 | 12 mins 3 secs
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On December 3, 2018, the Jamaica hearing point goes "virtual." This hearing point serves the Bronx and Queens and is the largest single hearing point in the New York workers' compensation system. This transition to virtual hearings caps off a year-long project by the Board to roll out virtual hearings across the State and make attorney check in through the virtual hearing system mandatory across the entire system. Lois Attorneys Joe Jones, Declan Gourley, and John Marzolla present a roundtable discussion on what this means for employers and carriers.
November 5th, 2018 | 15 mins 25 secs
On October 25, 2018 the Board announced that the virtual hearing pilot program was permanent across New York. Lois Attorneys John Marzolla, Christian Sison, and Declan Gourley present a roundtable discussion on what this means for employers and carriers.
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.
Episode 66: Medicare Secondary Payer Set-Asides and Conditional Payments in New York Workers’ Compensation Cases
January 15th, 2018 | 13 mins 57 secs
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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.
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.