Gregory Lois is the Managing Partner at Lois LLC. Greg supervises the Firm’s Workers’ Compensation Department. Greg regularly appears in New York and New Jersey workers’ compensation courts and in Federal courts on Longshore and Harbors’ Workers Compensation matters (including claims under the Defense Base Act). Greg is the co-author of the LexisNexis “Practice Guide to Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey."
Episode 67: New Jersey Section 20 and Secondary Payer Barriers
January 23rd, 2018 | 34 mins 34 secs
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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 64: Maximizing Recovery via Reimbursement and Subrogation Under New Jersey Section 40
December 27th, 2017 | 29 mins 43 secs
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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."
Episode 62: Evaluating Exposure in New Jersey Workers' Compensation Claims
November 28th, 2017 | 31 mins 46 secs
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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.
Episode 60: IMEs and Second Opinion Evaluations in New Jersey, with Dr. Jennifer Yanow
October 24th, 2017 | 40 mins 31 secs
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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.
Episode 58: New Draft Guidelines for Determining Schedule Loss of Use in New York
October 3rd, 2017 | 30 mins 38 secs
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Attorneys Greg Lois and Christian Sison on the interpretation and application of the draft guidelines for determining Scheduled Loss of Use awards in New York. The draft guidelines were issued on September 1, 2017. The presenters answer questions from a live audience.
Episode 55: Defending Motions for Temporary and Medical Benefits in New Jersey
August 28th, 2017 | 27 mins 25 secs
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This is audio from a live presentation from attorney Greg Lois and answers the following questions: “How do I defend a Motion for Med and Temp in New Jersey?” and "What medical treatment is required under the statute?” and “What are the common defenses used by a Respondent when facing a motion?”
At the end of the presentation, attendees will understand what a Motion for Temporary and Medical Benefits is, what exposures are posed by the motion, and how to best defend the motion.
Medical Treatment Guidelines and Opioid Management in New York Workers' Compensation Claims
August 21st, 2017 | 24 mins 45 secs
Attorneys Greg Lois and Jeremy Janis lead a presentation and answer questions about medical treatment issues and non-acute pain management in New York workers’ compensation claims.
Episode 53: New Jersey Temporary Disability Benefits
July 24th, 2017 | 21 mins 58 secs
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This is audio from a live seminar presented by attorneys Michael Gervolino and Greg Lois and answers the following questions: “Should I issue temporary disability benefits?” and ”If so, how much?” and “When can I stop Paying?”
At the end of the presentation, the attendees will have a basic understanding of when to issue temporary disability benefits in New Jersey, how the amount issued is calculated, when payments can be terminated, and the risks associated with the benefit.
Episode 52: Temporary Disability Benefits in New York
July 18th, 2017 | 33 mins 6 secs
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Attorneys Elizabeth Perez and Greg Lois discuss the nuts-and-bolts of issuing temporary disability benefits – when the benefits are due, how much to pay, and when benefits can be stopped. They also discuss the new C-258.1 work search form issued by the Board on July 14, 2017 and the newly-changed rate of temporary disability compensation.