Category Archives: Third Fridays Podcast

Third Department Appeals: Third Friday Podcast


Lois Law Firm Partner Christian Sison and guest Timothy Kane review five Third Department decisions that were issued last month. Claimants in these cases alleged neck injuries after decelerating 5 miles per hour in a truck, alleged being smashed like a jelly donut by an elevator, and alleged eye injuries due to pepper spray in a prison.

Christian and Tim discuss these cases and note the difficulty in having the Board’s decisions overturned or reversed. All five of the Third Department cases affirmed the Board’s rulings. This fostered dialogue between Christian and Tim regarding when to go to the Third Department and how we should be proactive at the Board level.
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Defending Specific Accident Claims: Third Fridays Podcast


In this podcast, two attorneys discuss defending specific, traumatic loss claims in New York Workers’ Compensation court. Who was the claimant working with? Who was the claimant’s supervisor? What accident reporting or investigation is available? Investigating accidents, working with risk professionals, and preparing the defense. Host Christian Sison is joined by Tashia Rasul, partner at LOIS LLC, to discuss defending specific accident claims in New York workers’ compensation claims.
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Litigation waivers, Assumption of Risk, and the General-Special Employee: Third Friday Podcast


Host Christian Sison welcomes guest Christoper Major to this episode of Third Fridays for a follow-up discussion on the Appellate Division and Supreme Court’s decision in Vitale v. Schering Plough containing an analysis of contracts of employment where an employee waives the right to pursue damages when injured by the acts of the employer’s client or customer. Continue reading Litigation waivers, Assumption of Risk, and the General-Special Employee: Third Friday Podcast

Draft Scheduled Loss of Use Guidelines in New York: Third Fridays Podcast


Host Christian Sison welcomes guest Declan Gourley to this episode of Third Fridays to discuss the draft Schedule Loss of Use Guidelines coming into New York workers’ compensation cases in January 2018. The attorneys discuss the first draft Guidelines issued in September 2017, the process whereby claimant’s attorneys persuaded the Board to roll back the improvements, and the final draft version of the proposed Guidelines promulgated in November 2017. The attorneys discuss the likely impact of the draft Guidelines and what to do when they become effective in January 2018.

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Loss Transfer in New York: Third Fridays Podcast


Discussion of New York’s “No Fault” Insurance Law (Article 51) and Workers’ Compensation Law Section 29 liens in New York. Host Christian Sison welcomes returning guest Christopher Major to the latest episode of Third Fridays to discuss the interplay between the “carve out” of reimbursement and when it applies in New York workers’ compensation cases. This episode is a must-listen for subrogation specialists, carrier risk professionals, and New York attorneys handling motor vehicle and workers’ compensation cases in New York.

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Contractors, Staffing Agencies & Waivers: Third Fridays Podcast


An important case involving special employment, liability waivers, and contractors is headed to the New Jersey Supreme Court. Christian Sison welcomes Christopher Major to the latest episode of Third Fridays to discuss the ramifications of this case. Can an employer contract with a willing employee to waive liability of its customers? Christian and Chris try to predict the Supreme Court’s next move! Continue reading Contractors, Staffing Agencies & Waivers: Third Fridays Podcast