Episode 68: Appeals and Reopeners in New Jersey
March 1st, 2018 | 26 mins 46 secs
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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.
Episode 67: New Jersey Section 20 and Secondary Payer Barriers
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 64: Maximizing Recovery via Reimbursement and Subrogation Under New Jersey Section 40
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."
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
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 55: Defending Motions for Temporary and Medical Benefits in New Jersey
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.
Episode 48: Which Defense Applies? Overview of Common Defenses in New Jersey
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.
Episode 45: Is the Petitioner an Employee? The Defense of No Employment in New Jersey
April 24th, 2017 | 20 mins 1 sec
defenses, lack of employment, lois llc, new jersey, workers' compensation
Here is the post-webinar audio from our most recent presentation, “Is the Petitioner an Employee?" from our New Jersey workers' compensation webinar training series.
The webinar was presented live by Lois LLC partner Joe Jones and associate Angiola DiPopolo and audience questions are addressed such as:
- “How is 'employment' defined in New Jersey?”
- “How is the defense of 'Lack of Employment' raised?”
- “How do the courts define an 'independent contractor' in New Jersey” and
- “What about 'undocumented' or illegal workers - can they get benefits as a petitioner in a New Jersey workers' compensation claim?”
Episode 42: The Second Injury Fund in New Jersey Workers' Compensation Practice
March 28th, 2017 | 22 mins 59 secs
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Audio from the March 27, 2017 webinar presentation on New jersey's Second Injury Fund. Topics discussed include: “What is New Jersey’s Second Injury Fund?” “How does the Fund work?” “Can I get relief from the Fund in my total disability case?” and “How does the contribution of the Fund reduce my exposure?” Attorneys Greg Lois and Michael Gervolino cover the basics of handling cases involving the Second Injury Fund and at the end of the presentation, the attendees will have a basic understanding of what the Fund is, how it works, and how contribution from the Fund may reduce exposure in a total disability case.
Episode 34: Section 40 Liens and Subrogation in New Jersey
December 26th, 2016 | 17 mins 2 secs
liens, lois llc, new jersey, reimbursement, subrogation, workers' compensation
Attorney Greg Lois presents “Section 40 Liens & Subrogation" from our New Jersey workers' compensation webinar training series. We discuss the types of actions where reimbursement from the proceeds of a third-party (civil) suit is possible, how much reimbursement we are due, and when we can subrogate in New Jersey.