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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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.
October 3rd, 2017 | 30 mins 38 secs
draft guidelines, lois llc, new york workers' compensation, schedule loss of use, slu, wcb
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.
September 26th, 2017 | 22 mins 3 secs
This is audio from a live presentation from attorneys Joseph Jones and Michael Gervolino and answers the following questions: “How do I defend a claim alleging occupational exposures led to a permanent disability in New Jersey?” Two expert attorneys from LOIS discuss the defense of environmental inhalation injuries, practical aspects of preparing an exposure claim for trial, and repetitive use injury defense.
September 20th, 2017 | 13 mins 52 secs
lois llc, new york workers' compensation, occupational exposure, repetitive use
Attorneys Declan Gourley and Kristen Kapur discuss the defense of occupational exposure and repetitive use injuries in New York workers’ compensation cases. This audio comes from a LIVE webinar presentation.
August 28th, 2017 | 27 mins 25 secs
greg lois, lois llc, new jersey, workers' compensation
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.
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.
July 24th, 2017 | 21 mins 58 secs
lois llc, temporary disability benefits, workers compensation
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.
July 18th, 2017 | 33 mins 6 secs
elizabeth perez, gregory lois, lois llc, new york, temporaire disability benefits, worker's compensation
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.
June 27th, 2017 | 14 mins 19 secs
Attorneys Karen Vincent and Joe Jones discuss the issues surrounding off-premises accidents. They address injuries arising during commutes to work, paid travel time, and business travel. The two litigators have a dialog about various fact scenarios as examples of when an off-premises injury will be and will not be considered compensable by the courts. At the end of the presentation attendees have a basic understanding of the “Going and Coming” defense under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act and case law.
June 19th, 2017 | 12 mins 36 secs
coming and going, going and coming, lois llc, new york, to and fro, workers compensation
Attorneys John Marzolla and Kristen Kapur will cover the “Going and Coming” rule in New York and its application to cases involving off-premises losses and travel. They will explore the basic presumptions afforded claimants under the Law and discuss applicable defenses. At the end of the presentation attendees will have a basic understanding of when the Going and Coming defense applies under the New York Workers’ Compensation Law.
May 26th, 2017 | 21 mins 36 secs
#defendfromdayone, additional sites, christian sison, dfd1, lois llc, new york, workers' compensation
Attorney Christian Sison presents strategies for defending New York claims against additional sites and consequential injuries being added later – beginning with “Day One” tactics to preserve all defenses!
May 22nd, 2017 | 20 mins 54 secs
defense, lois llc, new jersey, workers' compensation
Attorneys Karen Vincent and Michael Gervolino discuss the application of various defenses in New Jersey Workers' Compensation cases. Among the defenses discussed are the intoxication defense, the defense of intentional self-harm, and idiopathic loss. This is the post-webinar audio from our recent presentation, “Common Defenses in New Jersey" from our workers' compensation webinar training series, which was presented live on May 22, 2017.