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.
Although seventeen years have elapsed since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, New York Workers’ Compensation claimants continue to bring claims for latent conditions they allege are related to the World Trade Center attack (generally referred to as “Article 8-A claims”, based on the governing statute). Any claimant suffering from a qualifying latent condition is eligible to bring an Article 8-A claim if they participated in “rescue, recovery and clean-up operations” at the World Trade Center site (and other related sites listed in the statute) between September 11, 2001, and September 12, 2002. While these claims are often emotionally compelling, the claimants often do not have grounds to bring the claims under 8-A. Here’s how to defend these claims. Continue reading Defending WTC “Rescue, recovery, and clean-up”Claims Under Article 8-A→
This is the video from our October 15, 2018 live webinar presented by Tashia Rasul and Greg Lois. At the end of the presentation, attendees will have a better understanding of the use of independent medical evaluators, how to choose an examiner, and how best to prepare your IME doctor to provide you with the best report for your case.
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.
This is the video from our June 18, 2018 webinar presentation discussing the facts of Matter of Rodriguez v New York City Tr. Auth., decided May 31, 2018, and the impact of the decision on the defense of off-premises cases in New York as well as answering questions LIVE about specific fact scenarios like this one.