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Defending Employers in New York, New Jersey, and Longshore.

Third Fridays Podcast: Investigating Date of Contracture in New York


An interesting New York Board Panel Decision is discovered by defense attorney Timothy Kane who joins host Christian Sison for his 2nd guest appearance on the podcast. Apportionment and date of contracture become ripe issues when an established occupational disease claim reaches permanency. Does the Board Panel Decision create guidance that could result in more accurate exposure analysis? Can this be used by carriers and self-insureds to close cases faster? Listen in to this discussion.


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Video: Defending Med & Temp Motions in New Jersey

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.

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Video: Medical Care, Medical Marijuana, and the Non-Acute Pain Management Guidelines in New York Workers’ Compensation Cases

This is the video from our August 20, 2018 live webinar. Attorney Greg Lois discusses treatment under the Medical Treatment Guidelines in New York worker’s compensation cases.

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Third Fridays Podcast: The Board’s Increasingly Abstruse Appeal Requirements


New York Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney Jeremy Janis joins Third Fridays podcast host Christian Sison to discuss the “grey area” argument in a recent case involving traumatic injury in a New York workers’ compensation case and the resulting appeal in light of the new scrutiny placed by the Board on cover sheets. This podcast examines the “form over substance” mentality governing the review process at the New York Workers’ Compensation Board.
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Video: Medical Marijuana in New York and New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claims

Attorneys Tashia Rasul and Greg Lois discuss the recent case law developments in New York and New Jersey workers’ compensation cases involving medical marijuana. They cover the practical aspects of defending claims where medical marijuana is available, what standards the courts use when authorizing the use of marijuana, and practical aspects of paying for a substance that is on the Federal controlled substances list.

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New Jersey Announces 2019 Benefit Rate Change: $921 Per Week

The New Jersey Department of Labor has announced that the maximum workers’ temporary disability compensation benefit rate for 2019 will be $921.00 per week and the minimum rate will be $246 per week. These rates take effect for new injuries occurred on or after January 1, 2019. Benefit rates in cases with dates of loss prior to January 1, 2019 do not get this higher rate – New Jersey does not have a cost of living increase for established claims. Continue reading New Jersey Announces 2019 Benefit Rate Change: $921 Per Week