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.”
Title: “Reimbursement from Tort Recoveries under Section 40 (N.J.S.A. 34:15-40) in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Cases (Reimbursement and Subrogation).”
Attorneys Gregory Lois and Christopher Major lead a presentation and discussion on how an employer or carrier obtain reimbursement from the proceeds of civil lawsuits or pursue subrogation in New Jersey workers’ compensation cases.
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The presentation is in two parts: first, a fifteen-minute introduction to a specific topic in New Jersey workers’ compensation (focusing on practical claims-handling), and then an open “question and answer session” (Q&A is not limited to the topic). These webinars are perfect for your team members who need state-specific training or a refresher course for these jurisdictions. Participants can join by computer or can call in and listen on the conference line (no computer needed).
Under New York’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the claimant is entitled to be reimbursed for any drugs or apparatus properly prescribed by the treating physician. Additionally, the claimant is entitled to receive reimbursement for fares, mileage and other necessary expenses going to and from his or her medical appointments.
To receive proper reimbursement, the claimant must keep record of such expenses and provide the carrier with same. The Board instructs the claimant to submit the completed C-257 form and copies of all receipt or bills to the carrier for reimbursement. Please note that the claimant must provide a complete form and copies of all receipts or available bills. Please note that a C-257 form, itself, is not a mandatory filing. The claimant may keep track of his or her expenses in any formation. However, simply submitting a C-257 form is not necessarily a sufficient record. Continue reading Reimbursement Requests in New York: Claimant’s Record of Medical and Travel Expenses (C-257)